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DHS Announces Extension and Re-Designation of Somalia for TPS
Posted on 19 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 19, 2021 "Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September... Read More

TPS Extended for Yemen
Posted on 7 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 6, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September 4, 2021... Read More

Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Is There a Silver Lining?
Posted on 15 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, June 14, 2021 "On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Mayorkas , holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute an admission under INA § 245(a) for purposes of adjustment... Read More

Supreme Court on TPS, Adjustment of Status: Sanchez v. Mayorkas
Posted on 7 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Mayorkas "Petitioner Jose Santos Sanchez entered this country unlawfully from El Salvador. Years later, because of unsafe living conditions in that country, the Government granted him Temporary Protected Status (TPS), entitling him to... Read More

TPS for Haiti, Burma
Posted on 24 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 22, 2021 - "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality... Read More

Sanchez v. Mayorkas is "A No Brainer" - Hon. Paul W. Schmidt
Posted on 16 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Former BIA Chair Paul Schmidt tells it like it is with respect to Sanchez v. Mayorkas , set for oral argument at the Supreme Court on Monday, Apr. 19, 2021. For a deep dive, here's David A. Martin's essay . Issue: Whether, under 8 U.S.C. §... Read More

Countdown to Sanchez v. Mayorkas Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 7 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

April 19, 2021 is the big day. Here is a link to all the briefs. Here is a link to "The Attack on TPS," by David Wilson and Kelsey Friberg, Dec. 31, 2020. And here is a link to "Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s... Read More

Extension and Re-Designation of Syria for TPS
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/19/2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Syria... Read More

DHS Designates Burma for TPS
Posted on 12 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 12, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Burma for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. This new designation of Burma for TPS enables Burmese nationals (and individuals without nationality... Read More

Designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status and Implementation of Employment Authorization for Venezuelans Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure
Posted on 9 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS... Read More

DHS Designates TPS for Certain Venezuelans for 18 Months
Posted on 8 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 8, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and... Read More

TPS for Syria Extended, Redesignated
Posted on 29 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 29, 2021 "Today, DHS Acting Secretary Pekoske announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Syria’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. This action enables over 6,700 eligible Syrian nationals (and individuals... Read More

TPS Continuation for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Posted on 7 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 9, 2020 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction orders of the U.S. District Court... Read More

BIA on TPS, Admission, Adjustment: Matter of Padilla Rodriguez, 28 I&N Dec. 164 (BIA 2020)
Posted on 23 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Padilla Rodriguez, 28 I&N Dec. 164 (BIA 2020) (1) Where the temporary protected status (“TPS”) of an alien who was previously present in the United States without being admitted or paroled is terminated, the alien remains inadmissible... Read More

South Sudan TPS Extension
Posted on 30 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of South Sudan for Temporary... Read More