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TPS to Green Card: How Does it Work?

As a TPS holder, you are not guaranteed eligibility for legal permanent resident status. While several bills have been brought before Congress to create pathways to citizenship, none have become law yet. To stay in the United States legally after your TPS expires, you need a green card that is obtained through an Adjustment of […]

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DHS Announces Extension of TPS for Syria

DHS announced that Syrians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status for 18 months, through September 30, 2019. There are approximately 7,000 Syrian TPS beneficiaries. Further details about this extension for TPS, including information about the re-registration process and employment authorization documents, will appear in […]

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The End of TPS and the Possibility of Seeking Asylum

AILA’s Asylum and Refugee Committee provides a practice pointer discussing screening TPS holders for other possible forms of relief. Special thanks to Victoria Neilson. Practice Pointer: The End of TPS and the Possibility of Seeking Asylum By AILA’s Asylum and Refugee Committee With announcements by the administration that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will likely be […]

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DOJ Information for Employers on EADs for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Holders

DOJ issued information for employers on Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Holders. Source:  AILA Doc. No. 18010544.  

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DHS Terminates TPS for El Salvador

DHS announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, with a delayed termination date of 9/9/19. Further details about this termination for TPS, including the re-registration period, will appear in a Federal Register notice. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador Source:  AILA Doc. […]

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DHS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

According to a notice in the Federal Register of the termination of Nicaragua’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS),  TPS for Nicaragua will expire on January 5, 2018, and there will be a 12-month transition period before it terminates on January 5, 2019. SUMMARY: The designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to […]

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DHS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

DHS notice that the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will terminate on 1/5/19. The current designation expires on 1/5/18, and there will be a 12-month transition period. Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries who wish to maintain TPS through 1/5/19 must re-register between 12/15/17 and 2/13/18. (82 FR 59636, 12/15/17) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. […]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS). New Adjustment opportunities

Following a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, ramirez v. brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017), some people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are now eligible for adjustment of status and can obtain a green card in the USA. This decision concerns only current TPS holders. People whose TPS has expired are not […]

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DHS Terminates TPS Designation for Haiti as of July 22, 2019

DHS announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months before the designation terminates on 7/22/19. Haitians with TPS will be required to reapply for EADs in order to legally work in the United States.   Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement On Temporary […]

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