Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Questions and Answers Regarding TPS for Somalia

"18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Somalia"
"Questions and Answers"

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 additional months, through Sept. 17, 2012, to eligible nationals of Somalia and people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia. This extension does not apply to Somalis who entered the United States after Sept. 4, 2001. Certain nationals of Somalia who have not previously applied for TPS may be able to register under the late initial registration provisions. Further details on this extension of TPS for Somalia appear in the Federal Register Notice announcing the most recent extension.

The extension comes following a review of the conditions in Somalia undertaken over the past year by DHS and the Department of State. Based on this review, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has determined that an 18-month extension is necessary because conditions that prompted the 2001 TPS re-designation of Somalia continue, and the return of individuals with TPS to Somalia would pose a serious threat to their personal safety."

Read the news: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=1dffae8ac980c210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=68439c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

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