DHS Announces 18 month TPS Extension for Nationals of Sudan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, through Nov. 2, 2011, to eligible nationals of Sudan and people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan.  This extension does not apply to Sudanese who entered the United States after Oct.7, 2004. Certain nationals of Sudan who have not previously applied for TPS may be able to apply under the late initial registration provisions.   

TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of a country (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in that specific country) designated for TPS under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  During the period for which the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) designates a country for TPS, TPS beneficiaries are eligible to remain in the United States and may obtain work authorization, so long as they continue to meet the terms and conditions of their TPS status. 

DHS has released a Frequently Asked Questions on this extension.  We urge all nationals of Sudan who intend to benefit from this extension of TPS to read this memo.   To access the memo, please click here.