The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it would extend and redesignate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status.

Key Points:

  • The TPS extension means currently eligible Yemeni TPS beneficiaries can retain TPS through Sept. 3, 2024, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • The redesignation means Yemeni nationals who have resided in the United States as of Dec. 29, 2022, will be newly eligible for TPS.
  • DHS will publish a Federal Register Notice next week, outlining eligibility criteria, timelines and the steps required for current beneficiaries to re-register for TPS and renew employment authorizations as well as for new applicants to register for TPS and apply for related employment authorizations.

BAL Analysis: In its announcement Friday, DHS said “deteriorating humanitarian conditions, large-scale public health crises, and protracted internal conflict” continue to “prevent Yemeni nationals and habitual residents from safely returning.” More information is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ TPS website.

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