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Temporary Protected Status

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a humanitarian designation made by the President of the United States for the benefit of certain nations that have suffered from serious political strife or natural disaster. Once the president's administration has designated a country for TPS, eligible nationals of that country have a limited time to apply for the status. The TPS designation allows a beneficiary to receive work authorization and have a social security number, making him or her eligible for a driver's license and other benefits. TPS designation can be valid for six, 12, or 18 months -- depending on what the administration wishes to do in a particular case -- and can be renewed an unlimited number of times. Every time a designation is renewed, those with TPS status must reregister and might also need to renew their work authorization.


Countries Currently Designated for TPS

Designated

Country

Most Recent Designation Date

Current Expiration Date

Current

Re-Registration Period

Employment Authorization (EAD) Automatically Extended Through

El Salvador

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2012

July 9, 2010 to September 7, 2010

March 9, 2011

Haiti

July 23, 2011

January 22, 2013

May 23, 2011 to August 22, 2011

January 22, 2012

Honduras

January 5, 1999

July 5, 2013

November 4, 2011 - January 3, 2012

July 5, 2012

Nicaragua

January 5, 1999

July 5, 2013

November 4, 2011 - January 3, 2012

July 5, 2012

Somalia

September 4, 2001

September 13, 2012

November  2, 2010 - January 3, 2011

No Automatic Extension

Sudan

October 7, 2004

May 2, 2013

December 31, 2009 - March 1, 2010

May 2, 2012

South Sudan


November 3, 2011

May 2, 2013

October 13, 2011 - April 10, 2012

May 2, 2012 - For those who have TPS Sudan EADs and are waiting for new South Sudan TPS EADs

 

Technical Assistance

Catholic Charities
Hotline: (617) 464-8004

Riché Zamor, Haiti Earthquake Response Coordinator:
Located at Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service Center
Columbia Road in Dorchester, MA

International Institute of Boston
Dedicated TPS line: 617-695-1639, ext. 127.
The line is staffed from 9am – 8pm Monday through Thursday and from 9am – 5pm on Friday.

Irish Immigration Center
(617) 542-7654

100 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110

Maiona & Maiona
(617) 695-2220

171 Milk St.
Boston, MA, 02109

MIRA Coalition
Sarang Sekhavat
617-350-5480 ext. 212

105 Chauncy St. 9th Floor
Boston, MA, 02111

RISE Programs and Contacts (http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Multicultural+%26+Specific+Populations&L3=Refugees+and+Asylees&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_com_health_violence_c_sapss_rise_program&csid=Eeohhs2)

Victim Rights Law Center (http://www.victimrights.org/)

Jane Doe Inc  (www.janedoe.org)

Mass Legal Help (http://www.masslegalhelp.org/domestic-violence/immigration-rights)

Multicultural Immigrant Coalition Against Violence


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