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On Monday, December 5, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Haiti for 18 months, from February 4, 2023, until August 3, 2024. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Haiti making return un-safe. Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The conditions in Haiti, including socioeconomic challenges, political instability, and gang violence and crime – aggravated by environmental disaster – compelled the humanitarian relief we are providing today.” 

For further details please review the USCIS News Release “USCIS Notice of Designation of Haiti for TPSTemporary Protected Status”. 

  
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On Monday, October 21st, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported the designation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since October 20, 2022. 

Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Ethiopian nationals currently residing in the U.S. who cannot safely return due to conflict-related violence and a humanitarian crisis involving severe food shortages, flooding, drought, and displacement, will be able to remain and work in the United States until conditions in their home country improve.” 

 
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS Designates Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months”. 

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On Monday, September 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Burma for 18 months. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The people of Burma are continuing to suffer a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis due to a military coup, upheaval, and security forces’ brutal violence against civilians,”.

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Burma“.

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On Monday, July 11, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Venezuela for 18 months. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “After careful consideration, and in consultation with the Secretary of State, today I am extending that designation. This action is one of many ways the Biden administration is providing humanitarian support to Venezuelans at home and abroad, together with our regional partners. We will continue to work with our international partners to address the challenges of regional migration while ensuring our borders remain secure.” 

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela“.

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The Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Cameroon for 18 months. This designation of TPS is based upon extreme violence perpetrated by government forces and armed separatists, and a rise in attacks led by Boko Haram in Cameroon making return un-safe. The Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS in April. 

 
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon“. 

 
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On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Cameroon for 18 months. This designation of TPS is based upon extreme violence perpetrated by government forces and armed separatists, and a rise in attacks led by Boko Haram in Cameroon making return un-safe. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since April 14, 2022. *USCIS  

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Designates Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months“. 

  
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On Thursday, March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Ukraine for 18 months. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Ukraine making return un-safe. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since March 1, 2022. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after March 1, 2022, will not be eligible for TPS. *USCIS 

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months“. 

 
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USCIS announced that as of November 29th, all applicants eligible to file for TPS under one of the current designations may file online for Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Before this the option to file Form I-821 online was only available to initial TPS applicants from certain countries. 

Here is the list of countries which are currently designated for TPS: 

  • Burma (Myanmar) 
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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Haiti for 18 months, from August 3, 2021 until February 3, 2023. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Haiti making return un-safe.

For further details please review the AILA Document, “USCIS Notice of Designation of Haiti for TPS“.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS.gov) announced on Monday, July 19th that they have extended and re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months! They will be publishing a Federal Register Notice (FRN) extending and re-designating Somalia for TPS for 18 months, from September 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Through the extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status, the United States will be able to offer safety and protection to Somalis who may not be able to return to their country, due to ongoing conflict and a worsening humanitarian crisis,”!

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