Month: October 2012

Did You Know?…You Must Be Given A Copy Of Your Written Statement

If you give a written statement to an immigration officer at your interview you are entitled, by regulation, to receive a complete copy of your statement, free of charge.

It is very important that you ensure that you receive a complete copy of the statement for review by a qualified immigration attorney. Ideally, before signing any statement presented by an immigration officer you should refuse to sign until you have had the opportunity to have the statement reviewed by an immigration attorney.


On October 1, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extention of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months for certain Haitian nationals living in the United States. Extension of TPS for Haitians.

The re-registration period began on October 1st and ends on November 30th. Haitians who have resided in the United States since January 12, 2011 and have previously registered for TPS must re-register during the 60 day period.