Date AnnouncedSept. 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.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeOct. 1, 2019
Biden Administration ActionJanuary 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
The DHS Secretary previously granted an 18-month extension of Syria's TPS designation, through September 30, 2019. However, the Secretary did not redesignate Syria for TPS, leaving those Syrian nationals who had not previously registered for TPS under the prior designation ineligible for the extension.Federal Register Notice: Extension of the Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status