Extension of TPS for Venezuela

Extension of TPS for Venezuela

On Sept. 7, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice explaining how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced an 18-month extension of the […]

Temporary Protected Status: What You Need to Know

Temporary Protected Status: What You Need to Know

Washington, DC – May 11, 2022: A TPS activist calls upon the Biden administration to make good on the promise to protect those in the program and create a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke A recent and unexpected surge of migrants that began as early as May has arrived in New York City, […]

USCIS Restores Pathway to a Green Card for TPS Holders

USCIS Restores Pathway to a Green Card for TPS Holders

Washington, DC – May 11, 2022: TPS activists rally at Union Station to call on the Biden administration to make good on the promise to continue the program along with creating a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) By Kjerstin Lewis, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new policy memorandum on July 1 that eliminated […]

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. “As one of my first actions as Secretary, I designated Venezuela for TPS,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “After careful consideration, and in consultation with the Secretary of State, today I am extending that designation. This action is one […]

Biden is Facing Another Major Immigration Decision. The White House is Still Weighing What to Do.

Biden is Facing Another Major Immigration Decision. The White House is Still Weighing What to Do.

By Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico The Biden administration is facing a major deadline to decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan exiles living in the United States. But with days to go for a decision, officials are still torn, juggling the benefits it could have on their political standing in Florida and the potential […]

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon

WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Cameroon’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS. The registration process begins on June 7, 2022. All individuals who want […]

Bipartisan Letter from 84 Members of Congress Calls on Biden Administration to Designate TPS for Central American Countries

Bipartisan Letter from 84 Members of Congress Calls on Biden Administration to Designate TPS for Central American Countries

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on January 17, 2022 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice Washington, D.C. – On May 24, a bipartisan group of 84 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and Secretary of […]

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

Designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS

Designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS

On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection two Federal Register notices (FRNs) designating Sudan and Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Sudan The new TPS designation of Sudan enables nationals of Sudan and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan, and who have […]