On Friday, March 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released guidance on employment authorization for individuals with Deferred Enforcement Departure from Liberia. According to the guidance, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EAD or work permits) through the end of the extension period of September 30, 2018.
We attended an event hosted by the New York City Bar Association, Beyond the Headlines: Examining the Undoing of DACA and TPS and the Legal Response in New York on October 23, 2017. We wanted to share some of our takeaways to help immigrants and their families navigate the legal system in this time of change and uncertainty.
Two courts of appeals have held that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may make an individual eligible for adjustment of status. The two cases, Ramirez v. Brown and Flores v. USCIS, make TPS recipients who initially entered without inspection (EWI) eligible to adjust their status to permanent resident (green card holder).