Federal Spotlight: Afghanistan and Ukraine TPS Eligibility

March 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this week that Afghanistan would be designated for Temporary Protected Status for the next year and a half. This would only apply to individuals who are currently in the United States as of March 15, 2022 and meet additional security and background checks. 

Earlier this month, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas also designated Ukraine for TPS for the next year and a half. This applies to individuals who have been continuously residing in the United States since the beginning of March 2022.

Beneficiaries of TPS status can receive employment authorization documents and are not removable from the United States. 

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