El Salvador Temporary Protected Status

10/30/2015

USCIS has recently announced that El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries who have requested a new work permit, and that request has been pending 90 days or more, USCIS will automatically issue you a 180-day Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

You should receive this temporary EAD soon. You do not need to take any action.  

Approximately 6,000 El Salvador TPS renewal applications were pending adjudication as of late September.  These individuals had not yet received new EADs to replace ones that expired on September 9, 2015, after having been automatically extended from March 9, 2015. 

USCIS has begun issuing interim EADs with a 180-day validity period to those affected individuals whose cases are pending adjudication. USCIS expects to adjudicate these cases and issue final EADs to eligible beneficiaries by the end of December 2015.  The final EADs will have an expiration date of September 9, 2016. 

This action only applies to current El Salvador TPS beneficiaries who have re-registered for TPS and requested an EAD and their request has been pending for 90 days or more.

If you have any questions, please call Johnson Knudson Law and let one of our experts in US Immigration Law help.