Protecting Families, stabilizing the region: Why Temporary Protected Status is needed for Haiti

Last Updated

March 28, 2018

This report documents the critical need for the United States to continue to extend Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Haiti until the country sufficiently recovers from a series of deadly natural disasters and is able to safely reabsorb TPS holders. Without TPS, the progress Haiti has made in recovery will be, at the least, seriously compromised.

In addition to explaining why extending TPS for Haiti protects human life and American families and promotes regional security, the report outlines specific recommendations for the administration. These recommendations provide the best path forward for both Haiti and the U.S. They include a call for the administration to honor the Haitian government’s request for an 18-month extension and to consult with key experts in both the U.S. and Haiti to determine the most up-to-date country conditions.

Unequivocally, CLINIC urges the administration to protect the lives of our Haitian brothers and sisters.


The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. advocates for the continued use of TPS for Haiti and all countries in need. Read our recommendations for the administration regarding Temporary Protected Status for Haiti. Please feel free to use this quick reference in your advocacy work.