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Temporary Protected Status in the United States

Foreign nationals hailing from countries under duress are eligible to apply for temporary protected status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This extension allows you to remain in the United States until the crisis in your country is resolved. In the meantime you will be allowed to live and work in America. There are a variety of reasons that a country may warrant its abroad residents eligibility for temporary protected status including extensive warfare, epidemics or natural disasters. Below is a list of the countries given temporary protected status.


Countries of Origin Eligible for Temporary Protected Status

El Salvador


Salvadorian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of March 9, 2001. This status will expire on March 9, 2015. Applicants may re-register between May 30, 2013 and July 29, 2013. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until March 9 of 2014.


Haiti


Haitian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of July 23, 2011. This status will expire on January 22, 2016. Applicants were able to re-register from March 3 2014 through July 22, 2014. Employment authorization documents were automatically extended through January 22, 2015.


Honduras


Honduran nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of January 5, 1999. This status will expire on January 5, 2015. Applicants were able to re-register between April 3, 2013 and June 3, 2013. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until January 5 of 2014.


Nicaragua


Nicaraguan nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of January 5, 1999. This status will expire on January 5, 2015. Applicants were able to re-register between April 3, 2013 and June 3, 2013. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until January 5 of 2014.


Somalia


Somali nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of September 18, 2012. This status will expire on September 17,2015. Applicants were able to re-register between November 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Employment authorization documents have not been automatically extended for Somali nationals.


Sudan


Sudanese nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of May 3, 2013. This status will expire on November 2, 2014. Applicants were able to re-register between January 09, 2013 and March 11, 2013. Initial registration was January 9, 2013 through July 8, 2013. Employment authorization documents have not been automatically extended for Sudan nationals.


South Sudan


South Sudanese nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of May 3, 2013. This status will expire on November 2, 2014. Applicants were able to re-register between January 09, 2013 and March 11, 2013. Initial registration was January 9, 2013 through July 8, 2013. Employment authorization documents have not been automatically extended for South Sudan nationals.


Syria


Syrian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of October 1, 2013. This status will expire on March 31, 2015. Applicants may re-register between June 17, 2013 and August 16, 2013. Initial registration period is June 17, 2013 through December 16, 2013.



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