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TPS Designation for Yemen Effective September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. The TPS designation for Yemen is effective September 3, 2015, and will be in effect through...

Bill Introduced in Congress to Grant Citizens of Nepal Temporary Protected Status

May 29, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Citizens of Nepal impacted by the recent earthquake who currently have status in the United States or are waiting to obtain status, may benefit from certain relief measures that the U.S. government has put into place.  Attorney Melanie Corrin blogged about these measures on May 6, 2015. In...

DHS Announces Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

January 6, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Aaron Hall, Partner Realizing that the ongoing armed conflict in Syria continues to prevent Syrian nationals from safely returning, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the...

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

November 20, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Partner Realizing the need for people from certain African countries to refrain from traveling due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and...

USCIS Extends TPS Registration for Honduras and Nicaragua

October 23, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney This week, DHS announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans and Nicaraguans in the United States.  DHS first announced the availability of TPS for citizens of these countries in January 1999. If you currently have...

USCIS Extends Designation of Sudan for TPS

September 8, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney On September 3, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Sudan in the United States and redesignating South Sudan for TPS. If you currently have TPS and have...

USCIS Extends TPS Registration for Haitians

March 4, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney and Zalifata Gambor, Receptionist On March 3, 2014 DHS announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitians in the United States.  DHS first announced the availability of TPS for Haitians in January 2010. If you...

Immigration Relief for Filipinos in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

November 26, 2013|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney If you are a citizen of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and currently have status in the United States or are waiting to obtain status, you may benefit from certain relief measures that the U.S. government has put into place.  For...

USCIS Extends TPS Registration for Haitians / Le TPS pour les Haïtiens

October 18, 2012|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed By: Kim Tremblay, Associate Attorney and Zalifata Gambor, Receptionist On October 1, 2012, DHS announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitians in the United States.  DHS first announced the availability of TPS for Haitians in January 2010. If you...

What’s in your wallet? Unintended Consequences of Secure Communities for United States Citizens

January 24, 2012|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

Many immigrants subject themselves to the immigration process to finally arrive to the day when they can take an oath of citizenship and be done with dealing with immigration agencies.  However, the New York Times recently reported on several incidents where Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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