MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: People protest the possibility that the Trump administration may overturn the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office on May 13, 2017 in Miami, Florida. 50,000 Haitians have been eligible for TPS and now the Trump administration has until May 23 to make a decision on extending TPS for Haitians or allowing it to expire on July 22 which would mean possibly deportation for the current TPS holders. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Starting today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be available for some Haitian immigrants, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

In a notice, DHS said the TPS designation is scheduled to go into effect on Nov. 16 through June, 2024. 

TPS allows for beneficiaries to safely remain in the United States and work as long as the designation period is active, apply for a work permit and obtain travel authorization. 

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.