The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday August 1 that it would re-designate Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through March 2018. When a country is designated for TPS, nationals of that country and non-nationals whose last place of residence was the designated country are eligible to apply for temporary protected status. What this means is that Syrian immigrants and refugees already present in the United States who are granted TPS for Syrians are not removable from the United States based on their immigration status, can obtain an employment authorization, and may be granted travel authorization.
As bombs continue to drop over Sana’a and other parts of Yemen, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Republic of Yemen for a period of 18 months effective from September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. DHS has taken this important humanitarian step to prevent unnecessary harm from befalling certain Yemeni nationals currently in the United States. DHS may renew the designation at the conclusion of the 18 month period.