Who is Eligible for TPS(Temporary Protected Status) and What is the Process to Apply?
The secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to an ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war), an environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane) or an epidemic, or another extraordinary and temporary condition in the country. Who is eligible? USCIS may grant TPS to eligible […]
I-9 Reverifications For Employees With TPS
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an immigration benefit granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to eligible individuals in the United States who are nationals of a country (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in such country) that has been designated for TPS. A country may be designated for TPS on the […]
New I-9 Form for 2020
On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that the Office of Management and Budget approved on Oct. 21, 2019. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form as of […]
Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Somalia
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for 18 months through Sept. 17, 2021. Congress created the status in 1990 to offer foreign nationals temporary permission to live and work in the U.S., instead of being returned to countries that are deemed unsafe […]