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DHS extends TPS for Syria

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 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]

    Federal Register Notice: Extension of the Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status
  2. Effective Date

    September 30, 2019
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    March 19, 2021

    Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

    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.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    August 4, 2021

    2021.08.04 Extension of Initial Registration Periods for New Temporary Protected Status Applicants Under the Designations for Venezuela, Syria and Burma

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

    On August 4, 2021, DHS published a noticed "extending the initial registration periods from 180 days to 18 months" for initial applicants for TPS for Syria.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
March 19, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
August 4, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

Commentary

  • Trump lets protected Syrians stay longer but caps enrollment

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