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DHS extends TPS designation for Syria

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 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]

    Extension of the Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status
  2. Effective Date

    October 1, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    January 29, 2021

    DHS Extends TPS for Syria Through September 2022

    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.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
January 29, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


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