The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both (1) Sudan and (2) South Sudan for 18 months, from May 3, 2016 through November 2, 2017. Re-registration is REQUIRED during the the re-registration period from January 25, 2016 through March 25, 2016.
The ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that prompted the 2014 TPS re-designation have persisted, and in some cases deteriorated, and are still posing a serious threat to the personal safety of South Sudanese nationals if they were required to return to their country.
For further information on TPS, including guidance on the application process and additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS TPS Web page at http://www.uscis.gov/tps
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict in the country.
Eligible nationals of Yemen residing in the United States may apply for TPS with the USCIS effective September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017.
For further information about the eligibility requirements please visit www.uscis.gov/tps
March 24, 2015
Washington, D.C. – The American Immigration Council is pleased to release an updated version of its practice advisory Inspection, Entry and Admission. This Practice Advisory has been updated to include a summary of arguments to be made on behalf of an individual who entered without inspection, subsequently was granted Temporary Protected Status, and now seeks to adjust his or her status. The basis for this argument—and for the court decisions which have adopted it—is that a grant of TPS satisfies the requirement in the adjustment statute that the applicant has been “admitted” to the U.S.
The advisory also discusses of the meaning of “admission” in three frequently encountered situations: when an individual is “waved through” a port of entry with no questions asked; when an individual gains entry through a misrepresentation; and when an individual gains entry by making a false claim to U.S. citizenship. With respect to each, the advisory addresses whether an admission has occurred; what the noncitizen’s status is upon entry; what possible immigration consequences there are to such an entry; and what impact this type of entry may have on a DACA application.