Cuban/Haitian Entrants

A Cuban/Haitian entrant is a Cuban or Haitian national who is legally United States but has not received a permanent status. Cuban/Haitian entrants are eligible for the same services as refugees and can apply for Legal Permanent Resident status (green card) after one year and U.S. citizenship after five years in the US.

Learn more about the Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program(CHEP) on the USCIS CHEP page.

Quick Facts:
In the fiscal year 2016, 11.9% of the new arrivals to Tennessee served by TOR were served under CHEP(1).

(1) TOR 2016 Year in Review

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