Syrians Protected By TPS: Be Sure to Re-Register

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced this week that Syrian nationals who are currently benefiting from Temporary Protected Status should be sure to re-register for TPS. The re-registration period began on March 5, 2018, and expires on May 4, 2018. In order to re-register for TPS, all applicants are required to submit the Application for Temporary Protected Status, which is Form I-821.

In addition to needing to reapply for Temporary Protected Status, individuals will also have to re-submit their Employment Authorization Documents if they wish to continue working during their time in the United States. In order to re-submit the EAD, they will have to submit Form I-765, which is an Application for Employment Authorization. The individual is able to do this either along with the Application for Temporary Protected Status or they can submit it separately.

The United States Department of Homeland Security determined in January 2018 that after assessing conditions in Syria that the Temporary Protected Status option should be extended for an additional 18 months. Before the new expiration date of September 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security will reassess the conditions and determine whether TPS should be extended again or if this protection should be terminated and conditions in Syria have improved over the previous 18 months.

If you have questions about TPS, contact our firm today.

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding immigration law matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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