The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it would extend and re-designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Sept. 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023.

Key Points:

  • The extension will allow currently eligible Yemeni TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 3, 2023, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • The re-designation of TPS for Yemen will allow Yemeni nationals who have continuously resided in the U.S. since July 5, 2021, and have been continuously present in the U.S. since Sept. 4, 2021, to file initial applications.
  • DHS said a forthcoming Federal Register notice would explain the procedures necessary to re-register or submit an initial registration application and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Additional Information: The decision to extend TPS for Yemeni citizens was made due to the ongoing conflict, lack of food, water and healthcare, COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing cholera outbreak and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure, DHS said. The extension and re-designation permits additional eligible Yemenis to apply or re-apply for TPS and EADs. BAL will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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