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Advance Copy of Syria TPS Notice
Posted on 20 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/23/2019 "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

Syria Is Not Redesignated for TPS, Despite Ongoing Armed Conflict
Posted on 5 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact, Aug. 2, 2019 "After months of uncertainty, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Thursday that it will extend—but not redesignate—Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This life... Read More

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 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 Decision on South Sudan 'Morally Reprehensible'
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Mar. 8, 2019 "The administration’s decision not to redesignate Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan, allowing more people to be covered by it is “morally reprehensible,” said Anna Gallagher... 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

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