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DHS extends TPS designation for Syria

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 23, 2019

    DHS extends designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2019, through March 31, 2021. The extension, signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan, allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 31, 2021, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. [ID #103]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 1, 2019
  3. Biden Administration Action

    January 29, 2021

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

    On January 29, 2021, DHS re-designated and extended the TPS designation for Syria through September 2022, allowing about 1,800 additional individuals to file for TPS.

    DHS Extends TPS for Syria Through September 2022
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Biden Administration Action

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

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