DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Yemen who already hold TPS. TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries improve. The new extension allows qualifying individuals from Yemen to reapply for TPS and work authorization that will be valid until September 3, 2018. The re-registration period ends on March 6, 2017. Employment authorization documents held by qualifying individuals already set to expire on March 3, 2017, are automatically extended through September 3, 2017. Employers can rely on the DHS announcement for I-9 employment verification and reverification purposes.

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