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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.

From El Salvador and did not receive your TPS?

USCIS updated its El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) webpage with a note indicating that, as of late September 2015, USCIS had approximately 6,000 El Salvador TPS renewal cases that remain pending and have not received a new employment authorization document (EAD) to replace the one that expired on September 9, 2015. On October 5, USCIS began the process of issuing interim EADs with a 180-day validity period for these cases. USCIS expects to issue final EADs by the end of December 2015.

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.

TPS for El Salvador coming up! Don’t delay

USCIS posted a reminder that Monday, March 9, 2015, is the deadline for current El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from March 10, 2015, through September 9, 2016.

District Court Adopts CA6 Flores Holding Regarding TPS and Adjustment of Status

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that a TPS beneficiary who is eligible for an immigrant visa and has an immigrant visa immediately available to him is eligible for adjustment of status under INA §245(a), notwithstanding having originally entered the U.S. without inspection.

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