USCIS has announced that it would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nepal through December 24, 2016. TPS provides relief to individuals whose countries are not safe due to civil unrest, natural disasters, or other temporary, but substantial catastrophes. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015, devastated the country, leaving

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea for a period of 18 months, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s November 20, 2014, announcement.  The designation, prompted by the ongoing spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in these Western African countries, allows foreign nationals from these countries who are

Employers in industries traditionally vulnerable to unintentional hiring of unauthorized foreign nationals (such as in the construction, manufacturing, and hospitality industries) because of the prevalence of sophisticated fraudulent documents may get some relief from violation of law, at least as to workers who are Temporary Protected Status-eligible beneficiaries.

A federal court in Washington has ruled

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible Haitians will be extended for an additional 18 months, from July 23, 2014, to January 22, 2016.

Current Haitian TPS beneficiaries must reregister during a 60-day period, from March 3, 2014, to May 2, 2014.  In addition to reregistering,