Immigration Lawyer Obtains Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni Nationals

Immigration Lawyer Obtains Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni Nationals 2


Shah Peerally Law Group – September 3 2015 – Few months ago, we started a campaign  to support the cause for Yemen in regards to a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in order to protect those Yemeni nationals who are in the United States. After numerous petitions, advocacy and campaigns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finally designated Yemen for TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Therefore granting our request. This means that the Yemeni nationals who are in the United States are now eligible for protection (TPS) and can file for work permit.

The TPS starts as from September 3 2015 (today) and will give a work permit to all Yemeni nationals meeting the requirements for 18 months. If the conflict persists we will see an extension on the TPS. Note that those who are eligible should hurry and file. In case any person who is eligible for TPS needs help, feel free to reach out to us at 510 742 5887 or 415 643 4342.

Yemen Designated for TPS

September 2 2015 – Finally after a long request from many organizations including our own law firm, the DHS has designated Yemen for TPS. See our petition to obtain TPS for Yemen

“Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Republic of Yemen (Yemen) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective September 3, 2015, through March 3, 2017. Under section 244(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A), the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign state (or any part thereof) for TPS upon finding that there is an ongoing armed conflict within the foreign state and, due to such conflict, requiring the return of nationals of the state would pose a serious threat to their personal safety.

This designation allows eligible Yemeni nationals (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided in the United States since September 3, 2015, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since September 3, 2015 to be granted TPS. This Notice also describes the other eligibility criteria applicants must meet.

Individuals who believe they may qualify for TPS under this designation may apply within the 180-day registration period that begins on September 3, 2015, and ends on March 1, 2016. They may also apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and for travel authorization. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth the procedures for nationals of Yemen (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to apply for TPS, EADs, and travel authorization with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

DATES: This designation of Yemen for TPS is effective on September 3, 2015, and will remain in effect through March 3, 2017. The 180-day registration period for eligible individuals to submit TPS applications begins September 3, 2015, and will remain in effect through March 1, 2016.” – FR Doc. 2015-21881 Filed: 9/2/2015 08:45 am; Publication Date: 9/3/2015

shahShah Peerally, founder of the Shah Peerally Law Group PC, is an attorney licensed in California. Shah practices immigration law anddebt settlement. Under his guidance, the Peerally Law Group has represented clients from all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Over the years, the Shah Peerally name has stood for excellence and dedication in the field of law, rated 10 out of 10 on the award winning legal site His work has been featured by media houses like San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, and Movers & Shakers amongst many other International names. Mr. Peerally and his work have even been highly spoken of by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee.

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