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TPS Extended for South Sudan, but Ended for Sudan

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of South Sudan, but announced the end of TPS designation for citizens of Sudan. Per the announcement, citizens of South Sudan may apply for an 18-month extension of TPS, until May 2, 2019, due to the ongoing armed conflict … Continue Reading

EAD Validity Extended for Six Months for TPS El Salvador

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will automatically extend the validity of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. The automatic extension will be for 6 months, through Sept. 9, 2017. Those who have an EAD issued under the TPS designation for El Salvador that expired Sept. … Continue Reading

TPS Extension for Somalia

By notice published in the Federal Register on Jan. 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia (and for individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an 18-month period from March 18, 2017, through Sept. 17, 2018. Those individuals … Continue Reading

DHS Extends TPS for Nepal

In June 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal on environmental disaster grounds due to conditions resulting from a severe earthquake in the country in April 2015. On Oct. 26, 2016, DHS extended TPS for eligible nationals of Nepal for an additional 18 months, effective Dec. 26, 2016 … Continue Reading

After Recent Country Condition Reviews, Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Citizens of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to End May 20, 2017

On Sept. 22, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson extended the temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone through May 20, 2017.  The TPS designations for these countries were extended for six months to allow for the “orderly transition” of its citizens back home.  Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone were … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Renews TPS for El Salvador

Through a recent publication of the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador effective Sept. 10, 2016, through March 9, 2018.   The extension allows eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 9, 2018, so long as they otherwise continue to meet … Continue Reading

DHS Extends TPS for Nicaragua and Honduras

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, effective July 6, 2016, through Jan. 5, 2018.  Individuals with TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 16, 2016, through July 15, 2016. Likewise, DHS also extended TPS … Continue Reading

Six Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

In November 2014, the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for 18 months due to the outbreak of Ebola Virus in West Africa. Today, Secretary Johnson extended the TPS designations of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for an additional six months from May 22, … Continue Reading

March 1 Deadline to Register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen

On Sept. 3, 2015, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an 18 month period due to the ongoing armed conflict in the country. The deadline to register for TPS for Yemen is March 1, 2016. To register for TPS,  eligible nationals of Yemen (and people without nationality who last habitually … Continue Reading

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Sudan

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, has extended Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. Conditions in Sudan have been cited as unsafe for nationals to return due to the ongoing armed conflict. The extended designation will be effective from May 3, 2016, until Nov. 2, 2017.  Current TPS Sudan beneficiaries … Continue Reading

Department of Homeland Security Provides Temporary Protected Status Designation for Yemen

In light of ongoing armed conflicts, last week DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the administration’s decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Accordingly, Yemeni nationals residing in the U.S. may apply for TPS with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This designation will be in effect until March 3, 2017, with … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends Haiti’s TPS Designation and Employment Authorization Benefits for Eligible Haitian Students in F-1 Status

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months, effective from January 23, 2016 to July 22, 2017. TPS, granted to nationals of countries where conditions prevent safe or adequate return, was extended to citizens of Haiti after their country experienced a severe earthquake … Continue Reading

Reminder of Upcoming August 18th TPS Registration Deadline for Nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

Aug. 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which runs from Nov. 21, 2014 through May 21, 2016. Our prior alert includes detailed information on eligibility and the registration process. Individuals who are granted TPS benefits cannot be removed from the … Continue Reading

TPS extension for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

As published in the Federal Register today, the initial registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation was extended for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone nationals currently living in the United States.  Specifically, the initial registration period previously ran from November 21, 2014 to May 20, 2015; however, through the Federal Register notice, the registration … Continue Reading

I-9 Update: Department of Homeland Security Extends TPS for El Salvador

In the most recent publication of the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced El Salvador’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is being extended for 18 months, from March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016. The extension allows eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through Sept. 9, 2016, so long as they … Continue Reading

USCIS Announces Stakeholder Teleconference Concerning Recent TPS Designation for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

Greenberg Traurig recently covered the Department of Homeland Security’s move to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation to eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The expansion of coverage was precipitated by growing Ebola virus concerns in West Africa. As a follow-up to the foregoing change, USCIS has announced that it is holding a … Continue Reading

DHS Secretary Extends Temporary Protected Status to Nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in Response to Ebola Pandemic

The Ebola virus pandemic in West Africa has precipitated an expansion of the United States’ Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation, as announced by the Department of Homeland Security just last week. As a result, eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the United States may apply for TPS through … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Foreign Nationals from El Salvador

On May 30, 2013, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security issued an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals from El Salvador, allowing applicants to obtain renewed Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) valid from September 10, 2013 to March 9, 2015. Current Salvadoran beneficiaries must re-register for TPS status during a 60-day re-registration … Continue Reading

SSA Releases Internal Guidance on Social Security Issues and Employment Authorization for Persons with Non-Immigrant Status

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently released internal guidance explaining the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) policy regarding the issuance of employment authorization documents to non-immigrants and the types of evidence that prove a non-immigrant's eligibility to work in the U.S.… Continue Reading
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