A joint initiative between the American Immigration Council and AILA seeks to change the playing field for immigrants facing deportation.
AILA’s Advocacy Action Center allows you to advocate for legislative and policy reforms consistent with AILA’s principles and priorities.Get Involved
The brand-new 18th edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook is now shipping.Order Now
Learn how to tackle challenges like finding and retaining affordable staff, working better in a hybrid or remote environment, when and how to raise fees, and much more.Register Now
AILALink puts an entire immigration law library at your fingertips! Search the AILALink database for all your practice needs—statutes, regs, case law, agency guidance, publications, and more.
AILA Doc. No. 17052237 | Dated May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals through January 22, 2018, but is disappointed that DHS opted to forego a full 18-month extension, notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that many of the conditions in Haiti that prompted TPS persist.
AILA President William A. Stock stated, "In extending TPS, DHS made the right decision, but a six month extension isn't sufficient. In six months, will the country's devastated infrastructure be sufficiently rebuilt? In six months, will cholera and other diseases pose less of a threat to this struggling nation? In six months, will Haiti be able to safely absorb and support the repatriation of 50,000 people back into the country? The answer to these questions is 'no.' Come January, DHS should renew TPS for Haiti for a full 18-months to give stability to the Haitian community in America and to give Haiti a fighting chance to make significant improvements to country conditions."
Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director, noted, "The United States has a long and proud history of offering humanitarian protection in the form of TPS to those who would otherwise face life-threatening conditions if forced to return to their homelands. While a six month respite is welcome for the families who depend on TPS and the U.S. businesses who depend on their Haitian employees, it is simply not enough. AILA will continue to work with community and NGO partners to ensure that Haitians who have built their lives in the U.S. over the past 7 years can remain here safely until their country can safely accept them."
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17052237.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Copyright © 1993-
American Immigration Lawyers Association.
AILA.org should not be relied upon as the exclusive source for your legal research. Nothing on AILA.org constitutes legal advice, and information on AILA.org is not a substitute for independent legal advice based on a thorough review and analysis of the facts of each individual case, and independent research based on statutory and regulatory authorities, case law, policy guidance, and for procedural issues, federal government websites.