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Matter of H-G-G- "Contrary to Law" - Velasquez v. Barr, CA8
Posted on 27 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, Oct. 27, 2020 - " The Eighth Circuit joins the Sixth and Ninth Circuit’s in holding that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status are eligible to adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident. Hats off to plaintiff’s counsel... Read More

USCIS Doubles Down on TPS, AOS
Posted on 6 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Policy Alert, Oct. 6, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding whether temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries are eligible for adjustment of status under... Read More

Court Strikes Down Matter of H-G-G-, Adopted Decision 2019-01 (AAO July 31, 2019)
Posted on 29 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hernandez de Gutierrez v. Barr "This case presents the novel question of whether the Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1254a, allows a person who initially entered the country without inspection but was later... Read More

CA9 on TPS Injunction: Ramos v. Wolf (2-1)
Posted on 14 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ramos v. Wolf "In 2017 and 2018, Secretaries of DHS under the Trump Administration terminated the TPS designations of four countries: Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. Plaintiffs, who are TPS beneficiaries from these countries and their... Read More

DHS Extends TPS for South Sudan
Posted on 4 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept 1, 2020 " ALERT: Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months through May 2, 2022. Do not pay for or submit any forms until USCIS updates official... Read More

For USCIS, Parole Does Not Mean Parole: Matter of Z-R-Z-C-, Adopted Decision 2020-02 (AAO Aug. 20, 2020)
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USICS, Aug. 20, 2020 "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-R-Z-C- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this Adopted Decision shall be used to guide determinations... Read More

Tags: tps , AAO , MTINA , parole , USCIS

TPS Beneficiaries Sue Cuccinelli
Posted on 26 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 26, 2020 "CLINIC, along with Democracy Forward Foundation, Montagut & Sobral PC, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, represents seven Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries and CARECEN in a lawsuit against the Trump administration... Read More

TPS EADs Automatically Extended for Somalia, Yemen
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS " 03/11/20 TPS for Somalia Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Sept. 13, 2020 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for... Read More

TPS Extension for Somalia (Advance Notice)
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/11/2020. "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia... Read More

TPS Extension for Yemen
Posted on 28 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/02/2020. "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Yemen... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Fascinating Confluence of TPS, Removal and Employment-Based AOS
Posted on 13 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 13, 2020 "Immigration Judge Ila C. Deiss’ summary order shows how one who is granted Temporary Protected Status can adjust to permanent resident status through an I-140 petition filed by an employer. Here are the facts... Read More

TPS for Yemen Extended to Sept. 3, 2021
Posted on 6 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 3, 2020 "ALERT: Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen for 18 months through Sept. 3, 2021. Do not pay for or submit any form until USCIS updates official... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Effect of Travel Abroad by Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries with Final Orders of Removal
Posted on 20 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 20, 2019 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the effect of travel outside the United States by temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries who have final removal orders... Read More

TPS Extended for El Salvador
Posted on 4 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Oct. 28, 2019 "Today, at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters in Washington, D.C., Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, El Salvador Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill, and Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Continuation of Documentation for TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan
Posted on 2 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 "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