Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela Extended and Redesignated
The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, announced yesterday the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans for 18 months. This redesignation will allow newly eligible Venezuelans to submit first-time applications for temporary protection if they were residing in the United States before July 31, 2023.
Individuals with a pending Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, or a related Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, as of the date of the forthcoming Federal Register notice, do not need to file either application again. If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves a pending Form I-821 or Form I-765 filed under the previous designation of TPS for Venezuela, USCIS will grant the individual TPS and issue an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) valid through the same date.
The forthcoming Federal Register notice will explain eligibility criteria, timelines, and procedures necessary for current beneficiaries to re-register and renew EADs, and for new applicants to submit an initial application under the redesignation and apply for an EAD. 
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