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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