Catholic Charities says that it will work with immigration attorneys from Boston law firms to provide free advice to Haitian nationals who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under a directive issued by the Obama administration last week. The legal assistance clinics will be held on Friday (1/22) and Saturday (1/23) from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Catholic Charities Haitian Multi Service Center in
Catholic Charities adds:
"A hotline has been established to provide information and gather contact information from those in need of TPS assistance at (617) 464-8004. Callers will hear a recorded message in Haitian Creole and English with the date, location and time of the group processing and are asked to leave their contact information. Immigration attorneys from Mintz Levin and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will volunteer their legal services. Translators will be available if needed.
"We are committed to assist with relief efforts on the ground in Haiti and at home in Boston. It has become clear that among these needs is legal counsel for families looking for Temporary Protected Status during this crisis," said Marjean Perhot, Director of the Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services. "We encourage anyone who has legal questions or needs assistance filing for TPS call our hotline."