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Court Finds Violation of Municipal Ordinance Was “Conviction”

The Eighth Circuit found that the BIA properly denied the petitioner Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because he was convicted of two misdemeanors, adding that it is irrelevant whether state law classifies crimes as “infractions” or “violations,” so long as punishment imposable under state law meets the definition of misdemeanor.

DHS Announces Extension of TPS for Somalia for 18 Months

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced her decision to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for 18 months. Individuals from Somalia with TPS will be eligible to re-register and extend their status through March 17, 2020. Further details, including information about the re-registration process and employment authorization documents, will appear in a Federal Register notice.

USCIS Announces Re-Registration Period Is Now Open for Hondurans with TPS

USCIS announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain their status through the termination date of January 5, 2020, must re-register between June 5 and August 6, 2018. Re-registration procedures were published today in the Federal Register.1:03 AM

USCIS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nepal for TPS

Today, USCIS published notice in the Federal Register on the termination of Nepal’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on June 24, 2019. TPS holders from Nepal who wish to maintain their status and receive an employment authorization document (EAD) valid through June 24, 2019, must re-register for TPS in accordance with the procedures set forth in the notice.1:40 AM

DHS Announces Termination of TPS for Haitians

DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019.

TPS to end for some countries unless renewed

Designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone terminate effective May 21, 2017.

TPS recipients are now eligible to adjust.

Affirming the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the appellee, the Ninth Circuit held that under INA §244(f)(4), a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient is deemed to be in lawful status as a nonimmigrant—and has thereby satisfied the requirements for becoming a nonimmigrant, including inspection and admission—for purposes of adjustment of status under INA §245(a). The court thus found that the plaintiff-appellee, a TPS beneficiary, was eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence.

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