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DHS extends TPS for Yemen

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 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]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 3, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    January 3, 2020

    DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemenis for 18 months until September 2021.

    Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Yemen
  4. Biden Administration Action

    July 9, 2021

    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.

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

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action

Biden Administration Action

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