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Haitian TPS

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs continues to help Haitian Immigrants applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to avoid scams and joined efforts with Attorney General Schneiderman this past year. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states that Haitian immigrants seeking to apply for or extend TPS through this process should follow the following tips to avoid becoming victims of an immigration scam:

  • DO NOT sign any blank papers or documents that you do not understand
  • DO NOT sign any documents that contain false or inaccurate information
  • DO NOT let anyone keep your original documents
  • DO NOT pay more than a nominal fee to someone who is not an attorney or make payments on the Internet
  • DO make photocopies of all documents prepared or submitted for you
  • DO get a receipt any time you pay someone to assist you in completing or submitting forms
  • DO verify that your attorney is licensed or your representative is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

For more information on how to apply, call 311

If you believe you're a victim of immigration fraud:
Contact the Attorney General's Office

Read the press release 

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