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DHS to Extend TPS for Syrians
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Aug. 1, 2019 "Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, announced that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted, pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. With... Read More

Matter of H-G-G-, Adopted Decision 2019-01 (AAO July 31, 2019)
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of H-G-G-, Adopted Decision 2019-01 (AAO July 31, 2019) For purposes of adjustment of status under section 245 of the Act, a recipient of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is considered as being in and maintaining lawful status as a nonimmigrant... Read More

Matter of D-A-C-, 27 I&N Dec. 575 (BIA 2019)
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of D-A-C-, 27 I&N Dec. 575 (BIA 2019) - Immigration Judges have the authority to deny an application for temporary protected status in the exercise of discretion. Read More

USCIS Processing Delays and the Resulting Consequences to TPS Holders and their Families
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC Policy Brief, June 25, 2019 "CLINIC’s policy brief examines extreme processing delays at USCIS under the Trump administration and the particular consequences to TPS holders and their families. The brief questions USCIS’ methods... Read More

Tags: tps , USCIS

USCIS Notice: Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of TPS Designations for Nepal and Honduras (Federal Register, May 10, 2019)
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California... Read More

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Termination of TPS for Haiti: Saget v. Trump
Posted on 12 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2019 " In a victory for due process and a blow to Trump’s racially-biased, anti-immigrant policies, yesterday, federal district judge William F. Kuntz II issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s... Read More

Court orders DHS to temporarily continue TPS for Nepal and Honduras
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Mar. 14, 2019 "On March 12, 2019 a federal district court in California temporarily stayed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Nepal and Honduras in the Bhattarai v. Nielsen case. This Court order is linked to the... Read More

DHS Extends TPS for South Sudan (Mar. 8, 2019)
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 8, 2019 "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan is warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

TPS Extensions per Ramos v. Nielsen Injunction
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for... Read More

TPS Holders from Honduras, Nepal Sue Trump: Bhattarai v. Nielsen
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Feb. 11, 2019 "TPS Terminations, Motivated by Racism, Would Tear Families Apart Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the... Read More

USCIS Federal Register TPS Notice: Compliance with Ramos v. Nielsen (Oct. 31, 2018)
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for the... Read More

Preliminary Injunction Halts Trump Push to End TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan: Ramos v. Nielsen
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 3, 2018 - "Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti,... Read More

El Salvador TPS: Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension
Posted on 4 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 31, 2018 - "USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under TPS El Salvador through March 4, 2019. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the El Salvador designation and your EAD is based on your TPS, your EAD... Read More

Tags: tps , El Salvador

Extension of the Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status - Federal Register, Aug. 27, 2018
Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected... Read More

Advance copy of USCIS correction re TPS El Salvador
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) corrects the notice published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2012, at 77 FR 1710. We are correcting the dates for the re-registration period to state that the period runs from January 9, 2012 through... Read More