Today- The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shared an advance copy regarding the DHS notice of designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to be published accordingly in the Federal Register tomorrow, May 20, 2022. The TPS will be for 18 months through November 20, 2023 for Afghan nationals (as well as for individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Afghanistan). To be eligible, applicants will have had to have continuously resided in the U.S. since March 15, 2022 as well as have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since May 20, 2022 [see actual notice to confirm this date]. The USCIS TPS website will be updated to reflect the Afghanistan designation for TPS. Applicants will need to file Form I-821 to apply for TPS as well as an I-765 if they wish to apply for employment authorization based on the TPS. USCIS estimates that 72,500 applicants are eligible to apply for TPS based on the Afghanistan designation. Travel authorization may be granted to those with TPS as a matter of discretion.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your application for TPS including based on the Afghanistan designation for TPS, you may wish to consult with an immigration attorney. Attorney Rebecca Carcagno offers a free initial intake consultation which can help you determine if you are eligible to apply for TPS. You may schedule this free initial intake consultation with Attorney Carcagno at (734) 999-0360 or through the website.
***Please keep in mind that this blog posting is for educational purposes only (i.e., to give you general information and a general understanding of this immigration related matter); this blog posting does not provide specific legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.***
(1) Advance Copy: DHS Notice of Designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status
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