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Questions and Answers: Temporary Protected Status Re-Registration Period Extended for Honduran and Nicaraguan Nationals<br /><i>Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended through July 5, 2009</i>
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Nov. 21, 2008, that it had extended the deadline for the re-registration period for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries through Dec. 30, 2008. USCIS has also automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) held by Honduran and Nicaraguan nationals in current TPS status from Jan. 5, 2009 through July 5, 2009.
For comprehensive information regarding this extension, please see the notices in the Nov. 24, 2008, Federal Register in the Related Links section of this page.
Q. What is TPS?
A. TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of certain countries (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in the country) designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security. TPS is granted to nationals from countries that are experiencing temporary negative conditions such as armed conflict or environmental disasters that make it difficult for the nationals to return in safety, or for the countries to accept their return. See Immigration and Nationality Act(INA), § 244. TPS beneficiaries who remain qualified for the benefit are not subject to removal from the
Q. What is the re-registration for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries?
A. The re-registration period began on Oct. 1, 2008 and will now conclude on Dec. 30, 2008.
Q. My Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that I received through TPS expires on