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Immigration and Nationality Law
TPS to Eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans Extended

As part of ongoing efforts to assist countries affected by Hurricane Mitch, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (BCIS) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras and Nicaragua for a period of 18 months, effective July 5, 2003 until January 5, 2005.  The 60 day TPS re-registration period begins May 2, 2003 and will remain in effect for 60 days.

In an effort both to provide ample time for eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans to re-register for TPS and to prevent potential gaps in employment authorization while they wait for their applications to be processed, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is granting an automatic extension of the expiration date of the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to December 5, 2003. 

The automatic EAD extension does not relieve TPS beneficiaries of the responsibility to re-register for TPS benefits.  For more information, please visit the BCIS web site for the Salvadoran TPS Fact Sheet:
http://www.bcis.gov or call the BCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
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