Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a notice in the Federal Register extending and redesignating Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 more months, from 3/18/23 through 9/17/24. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Through the extension and redesignation 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 the continuing humanitarian crisis,”.
Federal Register Notice: DHS Notice Extending and Redesignating Somalia for TPS
For further details please review the USCIS New Release, “DHS Publishes Federal Register Notice Extending and Redesignating Somalia for Temporary Protected Status“.
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), 3/10/23, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 3/13/23, Web Page: