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SAVE is currently responding to additional verification requests within nine to ten federal work days on average, depending upon the complexity of the case. We appreciate your patience as Status Verification Operations works to respond to your agency’s additional verification requests. Please send any questions to SAVE.help@uscis.dhs.gov.
On Aug. 5, 2021, President Biden issued a memo to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas directing him to implement Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and employment authorization for certain Hong Kong residents through Feb. 5, 2023. Once a covered individual receives a DED EAD with a Category Code of A11, they may present it to show they are authorized to work and that they are eligible for certain benefits.  
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under TPS for Syria with a Category Code of A12 or C19 through March 28, 2022.
SAVE is publishing this announcement to supplement its August 2021 announcement regarding Afghan special immigrant (SI) lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and parolees. While some Afghans will continue to be admitted as SI LPRs or provided SI parole, DHS recently started admitting a third category: SI conditional permanent residents (CPRs). In addition, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is allowing certain Afghans to enter the United States in a fourth category: non-SI parolee. 
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a Federal Register notice extending the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Su
On July 30, 2021, the President announced that the first flight of Operation Allies Refuge had arrived in the United States, carrying Afghans who are eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV), including family members. These individuals and future arrivals that are part of this operation will have a special immigrant Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status or special immigrant parole that meets the special immigrant requirement for certain government benefits.
USCIS is complying with the July 16th order from the U.S. District Court in Texas. The order does not affect DACA for individuals who have an existing DACA grant. SAVE will continue to verify DACA recipients, including the DACA extension that SAVE announced earlier this year.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas designated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective August 3, 2021, through February 3, 2023. Haitian nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti may submit an initial registration application under the TPS designation for Haiti during the 18-month registration period that begins August 3, 2021 and ends on February 3, 2023. TPS applicants may also apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and redesignated Somalia for TPS for 18 months, from Sept. 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register July 22, 2021 through September 20, 2021. Somali nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Somalia for TPS and apply for an EAD between July 22, 2021 and March 17, 2023.
On February 8, 2021, SAVE announced that USCIS will dispose of SAVE records that are more than 10 years old, which are those dated on or before Dec. 31, 2010. The date for SAVE users to download case information from the Historic Records Report if they want to retain information about these SAVE cases has been extended. SAVE user agencies now have until June 4, 2021 to download the report.

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