Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has re-designated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the period for nationals from South Sudan currently on TPS here in the United States. The period has been extended from May 3, 2016 to November 2, 2017, due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in South Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. This re-designation and extension allow nationals of South Sudan to re-register for TPS to allow temporary work and employment authorization in the United States.
Who is eligible to apply for TPS?
Current TPS beneficiaries from Sudan and South Sudan – these individuals must re-register with USCIS during a 60-day period that runs from January 25, 2016 through March 25, 2016.
Nationals from Sudan and South Sudan who do not have TPS status – these individuals must have entered the U.S. on or before January 25, 2016 and been continuously physically present since May 3, 2016 and must apply during the 180-day initial registration period that runs from January 25, 2016 through July 25, 2016.
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