Immigration System

More time for El Salvador TPS

25 January, 2012

The Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the designation of El Salvador for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months (from March 9, 2012 to September 9, 2013) due to the conditions in El Salvador resulting from a series of earthquakes in 2001 and the inability to handle the return of its nationals.

This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of El Salvador to re-register and apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents, this registration is limited to persons who previously registered for TPS under the designation of El Salvador and have been granted or pending.

USCIS will issue new EADs with a September 9, 2013 expiration date to eligible Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension, but DHS recognizes that all re-registrants may not receive new EADs until after their current EADs expire on March 9, 2012.
According to this Notice TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact of Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.

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