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Students Help Haitians Apply for TPS

Students Help Haitians Apply for TPS

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SALISBURY, Md.- Haitian natives on Delmarva had a chance to apply for Temporary Protected Status Saturday.

This status will allow them to stay in the United States rather than going back to their devastated homeland.

Organizers at the workshop in Salisbury said there are ten to twenty thousand Haitians living on Delmarva.

After the major earthquake destroyed many parts of Haiti last month, some Haitians went to fill out applications at the Legal Aid Bureau to apply for TPS.

University of Maryland School of Law Professor, Maureen Sweeney, who was one of the organizers said, "The justification for temporary protected status is that there is some condition in the home country that makes it unsafe for people to return."

Not only that, but Sweeney said it will also allow people who are working in the United States to be able to send money back to their families in Haiti.

Some of the people who went to the workshop said they are very grateful for the help.

"This is a great help, not just to the individuals that are being served, but to the entire country of Haiti and it's beyond words what is being done to help us," said Samuel Angelot:

The ones who helped people like Angelot were students from the University of Maryland School of Law.

One student, Angela Anderson said, "This is a way for us to use the skills that we have in order to give back."

As the students helped some of the Haitians on Delmarva, after getting TPS the Haitians will also be able to give back to their families who are still living in the rumble in Haiti.

People who are interested in help with their TPS can contact the Legal Aid Bureau in Salisbury for a referral.

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