DHS Extends TPS Documentation for 6 Countries
On November 1, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through January 4, 2021. TPS can be offered to people who arrive in the U.S. after their country is declared protected, as well as to people from that country who are already in the United States when their home country is designated as TPS by the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the National Law Review, DHS is required to extend the validity of TPS-related documents (including employment authorization documents, Form I-797, Notice of Action, and Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record):
DHS is extending the validity of documentation for beneficiaries of TPS from these six countries in compliance with court orders from three lawsuits that challenged DHS’s 2018 decision to end the TPS program for the designated countries.
TPS beneficiaries can show their automatically extended Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) forms to employers to prove that they have continued employment authorization.
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