Friday, January 22, 2010

Catholic Social Services offers legal assistance with TPS applications for Haitians in Philly

From Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the citizens of Haiti. TPS provides Haitians that were physically present in the United States prior to Jan. 12, 2010 the opportunity to apply for a temporary legal status with the USCIS and to receive a work permit. Catholic Social Services is offering legal assistance with TPS applications by appointment. Call 215-854-7019 to schedule an appointment. Counselors will meet with applicants, determine if they are eligible to file for TPS and assist with the application process. Many people would qualify, including citizens of Haiti who have overstayed their visas, entered illegally, or have prior cases with the immigration court. All information discussed with Catholic Social Services is completely confidential.

Photo of Mass celebrated for Haitians in Philadelphia by Kevin Cook.

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