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  • Writer's pictureTanya Powers

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen

Temporary Protected States (TPS) has been redesignated and extended for Yemen. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. The extension and re-designation of Yemen for TPS is due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent Yemeni nationals (or individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) from safely returning.

During a designated period, individuals who are TPS beneficiaries:

  • Are not removable from the United States;

  • Can obtain an employment authorization document (EAD); and

  • May be granted travel authorization.

TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status.

Individuals desiring TPS must file an application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the 180-day registration period.

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