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DHS extends TPS for Yemen

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 14, 2018

    DHS Secretary Nielsen extends TPS for Yemen for 18 months given "that the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that support Yemen’s current designation for TPS continue to exist." Individuals from Yemen can re-register for 18 months until March 3, 2020. DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued for individuals who previously received TPS status for an additional 180 days. [ID #49]

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

    March 3, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    July 9, 2021

    Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status

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

    On July 9, 2021, DHS announced the extension of Yemen's designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from September 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023, and redesignated Yemen for 18 months, effective September 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 3, 2023, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The redesignation allows additional individuals who have been continuously residing in the United States since July 5, 2021 to obtain TPS if otherwise eligible.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
July 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • September 3, 2015

    Yemen was initially designated for TPS in 2015 because of ongoing armed conflict. In January 2017, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced an 18-month extension.

    2015 TPS Designation

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