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Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, effective March 10, 2015 until September 9, 2016.

Current TPS El Salvador beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period starting today, January 7, 2015, until March 9, 2015.

The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Those individuals who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of September 9, 2016.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EAD card until after their current one expires. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending TPS El Salvador EADs that have a March 9, 2015 expiration date for an additional six months until September 9, 2015.

We encourage eligible beneficiaries to re-register for TPS as soon as possible.  For additional information or assistance with the re-registration process, please contact us at info@ornerlaw.com.