Immigration Law

Extension of the Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status - Federal Register, Aug. 27, 2018

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 Status (TPS) for 18 months, from September 18, 2018, through March 17, 2020. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 17, 2020, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Somalia (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) to reregister for TPS and to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS will issue new EADs with a March 17, 2020 expiration date to eligible Somalia TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. DATES: Extension of Designation of Somalia for TPS: The 18-month extension of the TPS designation of Somalia is effective September 18, 2018, and will remain in effect through March 17, 2020. The 60-day re-registration period runs from August 27, 2018 through October 26, 2018. (Note: It is important for re-registrants to timely reregister during this 60-day period and not to wait until their EADs expire.)"