Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan
Washington, D.C. – In response to the ongoing extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent individuals from safely returning to the country, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan. The extension will be valid for 18 months, from October 20, 2023, through April 19, 2025.
Under this extension, Sudanese nationals currently residing in the United States as of August 16, 2023, will be eligible for TPS. Additionally, F-1 nonimmigrant students from Sudan can request employment authorization, work more hours while school is in session, and reduce their course load through the TPS designation period.
Approximately 1,200 individuals who are currently beneficiaries of TPS will now be able to retain their status through April 19, 2025, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Furthermore, an estimated 2,750 additional individuals may become eligible for TPS under the redesignation of Sudan.
To maintain their TPS and employment authorization, current beneficiaries must re-register during the 60-day period from August 21, 2023, through October 20, 2023. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will automatically extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued through October 19, 2024.
USCIS will continue to process pending applications filed under previous TPS designations for Sudan. For those wishing to apply for TPS under the redesignation, the initial registration period will be from August 21, 2023, through April 19, 2025. Form I-821 must be submitted during this period, and EADs can be requested by submitting Form I-765.
Detailed information on eligibility criteria, timelines, and application procedures for both current beneficiaries and new applicants can be found in the Federal Register notice.
This extension of TPS for Sudan reflects the United States’ commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals who cannot return to their home country due to dangerous and unstable conditions. It provides a lifeline to those seeking refuge and allows them to continue contributing to their communities while the situation in Sudan remains uncertain.
The Liberty Conservative will continue to follow this issue closely and provide updates on any further developments.