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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Updates: Syria and Burma

Great news for nationals of Syria and Burma!

SYRIA:

Syrian nationals will be able to register for TPS for the first time from March 19, 2021 to September 15, 2021. Beginning March 31, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is re-designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an 18-month period through September 30, 2022 after careful consideration of current country conditions.

Syria was initially designated for TPS on March 29, 2012. Current beneficiaries under Syria’s TPS designation can re-register from March 19, 2021 to May 18, 2021.

Certain eligibility requirements under the re-designation period include continuous residence in the United States since March 19, 2021 and continuous physical presence in the United States since March 31, 2021.

A decision about the future extension or termination of designation for Syria will be made by the DHS Secretary on or before July 31, 2022. For more information, see the relevant DHS webpage here.

BURMA:

On March 12, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced Burma will be designating for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months beginning due to worsening country conditions. Burmese nationals will soon be able to register for TPS.

Applicants must be currently residing in the United States since March 11, 2021. The complete listing of eligibility criteria will be made available in a forthcoming Federal Register notice. For more information, see the recent news release by DHS here.

Please contact Brown Immigration Law at 888.861.4414 or click here to schedule a consultation with an attorney for any questions concerning how this news may impact your life. Phone and video call consultations are currently free!

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