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Reminder of the Automatic EAD Extension for Certain TPS Beneficiaries

E-Verify released a reminder on Sept. 27, 2019, that certain employment authorization documents (EADs) issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador are automatically extended through Jan. 2, 2020. We reported the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) notice of their action to extend the TPS designation for these individuals earlier this year (See Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua). The same DHS announcement promulgated the automatic EAD extension.

The chart below lists the expiration dates printed on the EADs that have been granted an extension:

2017

2018

2019

07/22/2017

01/05/2018

01/05/2019

11/02/2017

01/22/2018

04/02/2019

 

03/09/2018

07/22/2019

 

11/02/2018

09/09/2019

Employers should not reverify the I-9s for employees with these EADs until Jan. 3, 2020.

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Sarah E. Amendola is an associate in the Immigration & Compliance Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office. She gathers evidence and drafts support letters and petitions for immigrant/non-immigrant visa cases including L-1, H-1B, H-3, E-1, E-2, B-1, O-1, P-1, EB-1, and EB-5 visas. She also drafts motions and briefs for the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security involving immigration matters, including responses to requests for evidence (RFEs).

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