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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

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

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 Alert: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal Announced

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that it was designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalese nationals currently living in the United States for an 18-month period.  Nepal’s TPS designation is effective from June 24, 2015 to December 24, 2016.  DHS took this action after Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson determined the conditions … Continue Reading

Federal Register Announces TPS Extended for Somalia – I-9 Update

As published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2015, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation was extended for Somalian nationals currently living in the United States.  Somalia’s TPS extension and re-designation is for an additional 18 months, from September 15, 2015 through March 17, 2017.  This action was taken after the Secretary of Homeland Security … Continue Reading
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