Life of Hope and City agencies Partner to Provide Temporary Protected Status Application Assistance to Haitian New Yorkers

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Life of Hope (LOH), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), the Office of the Public Advocate, CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), and CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (CUNY-HSI) have collaborated to launch a clinical program to assist Haitian New Yorkers in Brooklyn with the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) application process. TPS protects individuals from deportation and affords them access to work authorization. Language and cost often serve as barriers to TPS application submission. The program will benefit both newly-arrived Haitian migrants and long-standing residents of New York seeking to apply anew under the new Haitian TPS designation extending through February 3, 2023.

The program launched on November 4th with an Informational Town Hall to answer questions about the application process and the assistance available, which you can view here. On a regular weekly basis through January 31, Haitians in need of TPS application assistance and information can consult with CUNY Law alumni attorneys, navigators, and interpreters at LOH’s location in Brooklyn. To secure an appointment, call LOH at 718-362-3161.

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