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Posted on: January 27, 2023

North Miami Mayor Responds to DHS Recent Announcement on Registration Process for TPS for Haiti

January 27, 2023

After the recent announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding the registration process for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, the City of North Mayor Miami Alix Desulme, Ed.D., was pleased about the process but urged U.S. Congress to solidify immigration reform to achieve citizenship. 

“While I applaud the Biden Administration for redesignation of Haiti and extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals, I urge the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would ensure a pathway to a green card and ultimately, citizenship for TPS and DACA recipients.” North Miami Mayor Desulme said. 

In December 2022, DHS announced a TPS extension for Haiti for an additional 18 months starting February 4, 2023, and ending August 3, 2024. This week, DHS announced the process for registering or re-registering for TPS under Haiti’s extension and noted that the registration process began Thursday, January 26, 2023. Under Haiti’s redesignation, only those Haitians seeking asylum in the United States who have been continuously residing in the U.S. since November 6, 2022, are eligible for TPS. 

For more information on the TPS extension process, visit uscis.gov. To request an interview with North Miami Mayor Desulme regarding his support of the TPS extension and his desire to see immigration reform, email communications@northmiamifl.gov.

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About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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