Venezuelans who entered the United States before March 8, 2021, are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). That has not stopped the flow of Venezuelans who are still coming to the land border and are being sent back to Mexico. To help relieve this, USCIS announced a new online Venezuelan Parole Program, modeled after
DHS Announces 18-Month Extension for Burma TPS
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma for an additional 18 months from November 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024, due to the extraordinary and temporary conditions in Burma that prevent individuals from safely returning. This means that approximately 1,000 current beneficiaries will be able to remain in…
Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Extended Into 2024
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan nationals from September 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024, due to the country’s continuing severe political and economic crises.
On September 7, 2022, DHS published instructions in the Federal Register regarding TPS eligibility and how to apply for an extension.
Syrian Temporary Protected Status Extended Again
Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended and redesignated until March 31, 2024.
Those already holding Syrian TPS must apply for the extension of their status and employment authorization (if desired) during the 60-day registration period beginning August 1, 2022, and running through September 30, 2022. Employment authorization will be automatically extended until September…
USCIS Updates Requirements for TPS Holders
Some Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders will once again be able to overcome inadmissibility for adjustment of status purposes by traveling internationally because USCIS is updating its interpretation of MTINA, the Miscellaneous and Technical Immigration and Naturalization Amendment of 1991.
As of July 1, 2022:
- USCIS will no longer use the advance parole mechanism to
Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Extended for Additional 18 Months
Temporary protected status (TPS) for Venezuelans already in the United States has been extended until March 10, 2024.
Venezuelan TPS was first announced by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in March 2021 due to the country’s severe political and economic crisis. That status was set to expire on September 9, 2022,…
Deferral of Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians
President Joe Biden has extended Deferral of Enforced Departure (DED) and employment authorization for Liberians until June 30, 2024. Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish instructions regarding the implementation in the Federal Register.
Because of armed conflict, civil strife and Ebola, Liberians were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in 1991. By 2007,…
How to Calculate EAD Automatic Extensions
Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) extensions are confusing. Before you can figure out whether one of the various extensions applies, you need to identify the EAD category.
Certain EAD applicants are entitled to 180-day automatic extensions if they have pending, timely filed EAD renewal applications. The code on the face of the expired EAD indicates…
Cameroon Temporary Protected Status Application Instructions Issued
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a Federal Register notice with instructions on how to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. The designation runs for 18 months, until December 7, 2023, and the government estimates that approximately 11,700 individuals may be eligible.
Cameroon has been designated for TPS due to extreme violence…
Afghanistan Temporary Protected Status Application Instructions To Be Issued
The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) grant for Afghanistan will go into effect on May 20, 2022, with publication of the notice in the Federal Register with instructions on how to apply for TPS and for Employment Authorization.
In March 2022, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that Afghanistan was added to the…