On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of South Sudan for 18 months, from November 4, 2023, through May 3, 2025! Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Through the extension and redesignation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status, the United States will continue to offer safety and protection to South Sudanese nationals who may not be able to return to their country due to the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis,”.
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan“
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/5/23, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 8/21/23, Web Page: