USCIS mistakenly rejected approximately 155 Liberian DED employment authorization applications (Form I-765) filed prior to May 8, 2019. A computer coding error at the Chicago Lockbox caused the cases to be rejected during initial screening. As a result, USCIS issued rejection notices erroneously stating that the “country...is not currently eligible for DED.”
Two recent developments will extend protections for holders of Temporary Protected Status from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, Nepal and Honduras, despite decisions by the Department of Homeland Security to terminate TPS designations for each of these countries.
This practice advisory, written for legal service providers, answers common questions about filing late TPS re-registration applications, including what might constitute a “good cause” reason for filing late, what to include in the application, and the potential risks of applying late. It also includes specific considerations for TPS beneficiaries from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador based on DHS compliance with the injunction in the Ramos v. Nielsen case.
This chart contains key information and dates for TPS countries including most recent decision, re-registration period, EAD automatic extension and more.
This guide recommends steps DED holders can take now to prepare their families for after the program ends.
When TPS decisions are made, be it termination or extension, immigrants are required to re-register and reapply for employment authorization. Here is the basic process for re-registering TPS holders.
On January 8, 2018, DHS announced that TPS for El Salvador will terminate on September 9, 2019. Join CLINIC for a discussion on how this and other recent TPS decisions will impact your clients. We will review the TPS decisions for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, including critical dates for re-registration and how to maintain employment authorization. We will also address screening TPS recipients for other forms of relief, including adjustment of status eligibility; offer community education materials; and provide advocacy updates.
Are your TPS clients eligible for permanent relief through family-based immigration?
Over the coming months DHS will continue to review TPS designations for several countries.
In this webinar we will explore options to help TPS recipients who are immediate relatives adjust status. We will review adjustment of status under INA sections 245(a) and 245(i) and adjustment for TPS holders residing in the 6th and 9th Circuits.
This screening tool will help legal representatives determine whether a TPS recipient may be eligible to adjust to lawful permanent resident status in the United States.
A collection of briefings held to discuss the recent terminations and extensions of TPS and what that means for holders, our affiliates and the community as a whole.