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TPS from Syria

DHS extended the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018. The 60-day re-registration period will run from August 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016. DHS also redesignated Syria for TPS, allowing individuals who have been continuously residing in the United States since August 1, 2016, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since October 1, 2016, to apply for TPS. The 180-day initial registration period for new applicants will run from August 1, 2016, through January 30, 2017.

Yemen designated for TPS

he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice that the Republic of Yemen has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective today through March 3, 2017, due to an ongoing armed conflict within the country. This designation allows eligible Yemeni nationals (and immigrants having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided in and been continuously physically present in the United States since September 3, 2015, to be granted TPS. The 180-day registration period ends on March 1, 2016.

From Haiti?

  1. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, through July 22, 2017. The 60-day re-registration period runs from today to October 26, 2015. DHS also extended the suspension of certain requirements involving employment authorization for Haitian F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti.

From Nepal? Apply for TPS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice that Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective today, June 24, 2015, through December 24, 2016. This designation allows eligible Nepalese nationals (and immigrants having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) who have continuously resided and have been continuously physically present in the United States since June 24, 2015, to be granted TPS. The 180-day registration period ends on December 21, 2015.

From Somalia? Get TPS

DHS extended the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from September 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. The 60-day re-registration period runs from June 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015.

TPS Applicants ineligible for certain grounds of inadmissibility

USCIS draft memo for comment clarifying that applicants for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) cannot be found ineligible for certain grounds of inadmissibility.

TPS Grant Does Not Terminate Removal Proceedings

The BIA reinstated proceedings, finding that respondent was protected from execution of a removal order during the time her Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was valid, but she remained removable based on the charge of inadmissibility in the NTA. Matter of Sosa Ventura 25 I&N Dec. 391 (BIA 2010).

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