Date AnnouncedMarch 11, 2020
DHS extends the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status from March 18, 2020 through September 17, 2021. This notice of extension was signed by Acting Secretary Wolf.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeMarch 18, 2020
Biden Administration ActionJuly 19, 2021
This Biden administration action continues the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On July 19, 2021, in light of the "ongoing conflict and worsening humanitarian crisis" in Somalia, Secretary Myorkas announced the extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status through March 17, 2023.2021.07.19 Extension and Re-Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status
The prior extension allowed currently eligible TPS beneficiaries from Somalia to retain TPS through March 17, 2020, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS.Federal Register Notice: Extension of the Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status