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TPS Extensions for Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected... Read More

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Salvadorans
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning March 10, 2012, and ending Sept. 9, 2013. Current Salvadoran... Read More

OFLC on Hurricane Sandy Extension Requests
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Question: Will the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) allow for extensions or other reasonable case-accommodations in light of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy? Answer: Yes. We recognize that Hurricane Sandy generated significant... Read More

Tags: oflc , extension , sandy

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Extension of OPT for STEM
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SUBJECT: 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs "The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to clarify the... Read More

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Notice
Posted on 20 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On March 15, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano directing her to extend for an additional 18 months the deferred enforced departure (DED) of certain Liberians and to provide for work... Read More

Tags: Liberia , extension , DED

Advance Copy of Notice of Extension of Haiti TPS Re-Registration Period
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"DHS extended Haiti TPS on March 3, 2014. The re-registration period that was to expire on May 2, 2014, will be extended with a new re-registration filing deadline of July 22, 2014." - FR Doc. 2014-10177 Filed 05/01/2014 at 8:45 am; Publication... Read More

Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Honduran TPS Beneficiaries
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Honduras for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2012 through July 5, 2013."... Read More

TPS Extended for El Salvador through Sept. 9, 2016
Posted on 7 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 10, 2015, through... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Extension of TPS for Somalia
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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 March 18, 2014 through September... Read More

Extension of TPS for Haiti
Posted on 1 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2014 through January... Read More

Tags: Haiti , ead , tps , students , extension

USCIS Notice: El Salvador TPS Extension
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of El Salvador for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of March 9, 2012 through September 9, 2013... Read More

ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Syrian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011
Posted on 15 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result... Read More

DHS Notice: Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary... Read More

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Instructions
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On September 26, 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security (“Secretary”), Jeh Charles Johnson, directing him to extend for an additional 24 months the deferred enforced departure (DED) of certain... Read More

Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Nicaraguan TPS Beneficiaries
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2012 through July 5, 2013."... Read More