Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian nationals until September 30, 2022. Syrians who already have TPS can re-register until May 18, 2021. Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for Syrians with TPS have been automatically extended until September 27, 2021.
The extension of TPS allows for certain individuals who did not previously apply for TPS to do so now, before September 15, 2021. In order to receive TPS, you must have continually resided in the United States since March 19, 2021 and must have been present in the United States since March 31, 2021. In addition to these dates, there are other eligibility requirements that you must meet in order to be granted TPS.
TPS does not provide a permanent status in the United States, but it does offer safety and protection for many individuals who are not currently able to return to their native countries. With TPS, you can get an employment authorization document that allows to you work legally. Syria and Venezuela are the only countries for which new TPS applications are currently being accepted.
If you are from Syria and believe you may qualify for TPS, we encourage you to have a full consultation with one of our attorneys so that we help you determine whether TPS will benefit you.