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DHS extends TPS for Syria

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 31, 2018

    DHS Secretary determines that the ongoing armed conflict in Syria merits an 18-month extension of Syria's current TPS designation, through September 30, 2019. However, the Secretary did not redesignate Syria for TPS. That decision affects people who had not already registered for TPS under the existing designation. [ID #30]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 30, 2019
  3. Biden Administration Action

    March 19, 2021

    This Biden administration action modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On March 19, 2021, DHS extended and redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from March 31, 2021 through September 30, 2022. The 180-day registration period for new TPS applicants will run from March 19, 2021 to September 15, 2021. Current Syrian TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their benefits will be required to re-register by May 18, 2021.

    Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Biden Administration Action

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies


AP: Trump lets protected Syrians stay longer but caps enrollment

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