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Ebola Ripple Effect: Eligible Nationals from Certain West African Nations Granted Temporary Protected Status

On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus...more

Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are Awarded Temporary Protected Status Designations

On November 20, 2014, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that he would be designating Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective November 21, 2014 through May 20,...more

Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone Designated for Temporary Protected Status

Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the designation of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months,...more

TIPS Extended For Nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua

DHS has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TIPS) for 18 months for Honduras and Nicaragua. The extension is from January 5, 2015 through July 5, 2016. TIPS was first designated for these countries in 1999, and has...more

Automatic Extension & I-9 Form Verification For Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available in the United States for individuals from foreign states where the U.S. Attorney General (AG) has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to the...more

The Intersection of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the Form I-9: What All US Employers Need to Know

In This Issue: - What Is TPS? - What Is the Importance of TPS to an Employer? - May I hire or continue to employ someone with an expired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? - How do I know my...more

Unpaid Interns Are Now Protected Against Discrimination and Harassment

On September 9, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 1443, which extends the state’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination protections to unpaid interns. Employers are now prohibited from discrimination...more

BIA Holds Physical Presence of Parent Cannot be Imputed to Child for TPS Purposes

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held recently in Matter of Duarte-Luna, 26 I&N Dec. 325 (BIA 2014), that the continuous physical presence of a parent could not be imputed to a minor child for purposes of Temporary...more

Potential Immigration Relief Measures for Filipino Nationals Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan

On November 15, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder to Filipino nationals, in light of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (named “Yolanda” by Philippine authorities), that they may be...more

The USCIS Extends Somalia TPS

On Friday, November 1, 2013, the USCIS extended the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September 17, 2015, with a 60-day re-registration period running from...more

The Department Of Homeland Security Extends the Designation Of And Re-Designates Syria for Temporary Protected Status

The Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the existing designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015, and re-designating Syria for TPS for 18...more

Syria’s TPS Extended

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015....more

Filling out the Form I-9 for TPS beneficiaries: Work Permits extended for El Salvadorians

For companies whose workforce may include individuals with TPS from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria, it is critical to be familiar with the work authorization benefits of TPS to...more

A Temporary Protected Status beneficiary who entered without inspection may be eligible to adjust status.

In a decision dated June 4, 2013 (Flores v. USCIS), .the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuitfound that the plain language of INA §244(f)(4) supports a path to legal permanent residence status under §245 for a...more

Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) extended for Salvadorans until March 2015

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has extended Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning Sept. 10, 2013, and ending March 9, 2015. ...more

Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans and Nicaraguans Extended

The Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending Jan. 5, 2015. Current...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: DED Extended for Liberia

On March 15, 2013, President Obama extended the grant of “deferred enforced departure” (DED) for Liberians for an additional 18 months beginning March 31. Because of the civil strife in Liberia, temporary protected...more

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