The Trump Administration has announced the upcoming termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan and the temporary extension of TPS status for Honduras, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. With each termination or extension, the Administration also publishes information on how the effected TPS beneficiaries may extend their statuses until the end of the termination or extension period. For El Salvador and Haiti the relevant re-registration period ends on March 19, 2018. Employers of thousands of TPS beneficiaries must determine whether their employees still have work authorization. Some TPS beneficiaries are granted automatic extensions of work authorization for up to 180 days while they await the adjudication of their new EAD cards but eligibility for those extensions varies from country to country.
Jackson Lewis has created a tool to help you determine the work authorization eligibility for each affected country. To use it, please click here. If you have any questions about how to use the tool or about next steps regarding Form I-9 employment verification, please reach out to your Jackson Lewis attorney or email.