The Department of Homeland Security has announced it will extend temporary protected status (TPS) for Yemen for 18 months.

Key points:

  • Yemen TPS will be extended 18 months, effective March 4, 2020 through Sept. 3, 2021.
  • Current Yemen TPS holders must reregister during a 60-day period from March 2, 2020 through May 1, 2020.
  • Eligible applicants who reregister and apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) during the reregistration period will be issued a new EAD with a Sept. 3, 2021 expiration date.
  • To avoid lapses in employment authorization during the reregistration process, DHS is automatically extending valid Yemen TPS-related EADs for 180 days, through Aug. 30, 2020.

BAL Analysis: Employers should be aware of the extension of Yemen TPS status and the automatic extension of eligible EADs. The March 2 Federal Register notice contains information for employers about the I-9 employment eligibility verification process for Yemen TPS beneficiaries.

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