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Re-registration Process Announced for Syrian Nationals in TPS

In August 2019, the Department of Homeland Security extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian beneficiaries until March 31, 2021. Now is the time for these beneficiaries to re-register and apply to extend their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).

On September 23, 2019, Syrian re-registration instructions were published in the Federal Register. All applicants who wish to extend their status through March 31, 2021 must re-register and apply for renewal of EADs by November 22, 2019.

Recognizing that beneficiaries may not receive new EADs before their old ones expire, EADs will be automatically extended for Syrian nationals through March 28, 2020 as long as applicants have timely re-registered and applied for renewal. While TPS extension for Syrian nationals was not unexpected, the Trump Administration has recently sought to restrict or terminate TPS for citizens of other countries, which attempts are the subject of ongoing litigation, and it opted not to request TPS for Bahamian nationals in the Dorian aftermath.

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...