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DHS Extends TPS for Yemen

Author: Melissa Manna (Raleigh)

Published Date: July 9, 2018

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Yemen. This is the second extension granted to Yemen due to the ongoing armed conflict that plagues much of the country. There are approximately 1,250 Yemeni TPS beneficiaries. 

The 18-month extension extends the program from September 3, 2018, to March 3, 2020. To maintain TPS status through the 2020 end date, Yemeni TPS beneficiaries must reregister during the designated reregistration period. Information about the reregistration process and employment authorization is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks.

Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group will continue to monitor developments with respect to TPS programs and will post updates on the Immigration blog as additional information becomes available.

Melissa Manna  (Raleigh)

Melissa Manna
Melissa Manna is an Immigration Practice Group Writer. Her primary focus is writing and editing legal articles relating to immigration for the firm’s online and print publications, websites, and newsletters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Melissa spent 9 years as in-house counsel at TowerCo, one of the largest independent wireless tower companies in the U.S., representing the company in all aspects of commercial real estate. During that time she managed due diligence, advised and...