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Temporary Protected Status Assistance

Miami-Dade County has launched a countywide initiative to assist Haitian, Venezuelan and other TPS eligible immigrants residing in our county. In partnership with non-profit organizations, The Office of New Americans is offering free legal assistance, information, and application support services to those seeking to apply before their registration deadline. ONA will be hosting information sessions, clinics and outreach events throughout the county.

This program is made possible with the support of Mayor Levine Cava, the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners, FWD.us, The Green Family Foundation and our TPS collaborative partners Sant La Neighborhood Center, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Catholic Legal Services of Miami, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Miami Workers Center, Haitian Lawyers Association, FAMN, HIAS, American Bar Association - Commission on Immigration, and Informed Immigrant.

For more information, call 305-636-1016 or email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is a temporary legal status for migrants living in the US that allows them to live, work, travel and go to school for the duration of the 18-month designation period, where they will be protected for deportation/removal. Immigrants must apply and be approved for the protections to be in place. It is not automatic. This protection also applies for individuals in detention, removal or have a deportation order.

    Florida is home to 15% of all TPS recipients living in the US, with Miami-Dade being home to the majority of all eligible TPS recipients from Haiti, Venezuela and Honduras.

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About Us

Miami-Dade County is home to more than 1.45 million immigrants, making up more than 53% of our county’s population. In June of 2015, through the leadership of then Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, then Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Citi Community Development, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the county leveraged its resources to educate aspiring Americans and provide free and low-cost services as part of a national effort, Cities for Citizenship. The first county in the nation to join this effort.  

Created by resolution no. r-595-15 , The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade’s (ONA) is a county-wide initiative to assist our immigrant residents overcome any barriers on their path to full citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization and other immigration benefits to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.