D&S Immigration Law Blog

TPS Extended and Redesignated for Somalia

On January 12, 2023, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro N. Mayorkas, announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia is extended a further 18 months from March 18, 2023 through to September 17, 2024. TPS is also redesignated allowing additional Somali nationals (or those with no nationality that last habitually resided in Somalia) residing in the United States as of January 11, 2023, to initially apply for TPS if they meet all eligibility requirements. The Extension and redesignation of TPS to Somalia is due to ongoing and worsening conditions of armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary...

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New DHS Parole Program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans Allows Work Authorization

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on January 5, 2023, a safe and lawful way for qualifying people from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela with U.S-based supporters to obtain Work authorization to travel by air to temporarily reside in the United States. This humanitarian program is an expansion of the process introduced to Venezuelans in October 2022, based on the Uniting for Ukraine program. Individuals arriving under this new process may also be eligible for work authorization. Since January 6, 2023, DHS strongly encourages Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans seeking entry in the U.S. who do not have and are...

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