The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the

temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Yemen for 18

months, through March 3, 2020, due to “ongoing armed conflict

and extraordinary and temporary conditions.”

Individuals from Yemen with TPS will be eligible to re-register

for an extension of their status through March 3, 2020. Before the

conclusion of the 18-month extension, DHS Secretary Kirstjen

Nielsen will review conditions in Yemen to determine whether its

TPS designation should be extended again or terminated.

DHS said there are approximately 1,250 Yemeni TPS beneficiaries.

This 18-month extension of Yemen's designation for TPS permits

current Yemeni TPS beneficiaries to re-register for TPS and remain

in the United States with work authorization through March 3, 2020.

To be eligible for TPS under Yemen's current designation, along

with meeting the other eligibility requirements, such individuals

must have continuously resided in the United States since January

4, 2017, and have been continuously physically present in the

United States since March 4, 2017.

The announcement is at

Further details about this extension for TPS, including information

about the re-registration process and employment authorization

documents, will appear in a Federal Register notice.

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