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TPS and I-9 Forms - New Guidance

Berin Romagnolo August 13, 2010

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices issued Guidance on July 30, 2010, about how to complete I-9 Forms for those in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or those granted Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED).

Generally, TPS allows individuals from specified, limited countries to stay here temporarily due to extraordinary conditions in their home country, such as armed conflict and environmental disaster.  For now, TPS is permitted for eligible individuals from Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, and Sudan.

Generally, DED is a category of individuals who the President chooses not to remove from the US for a temporary period of time.  Currently, only individuals from Liberia may qualify for DED.

Those in TPS status and DED's are granted work authorization by applying for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and prove work authorization for I-9 purposes by showing the EAD (Form I-766).  In some circumstances, a TPS or DED designated individual's EAD may be automatically extended, allowing the individual to work with an expired EAD for a limited period of time while the EAD renewal application is pending.

To view the Guidance, please click on the link above. 

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this, please contact Berin S. Romagnolo in our Immigration and Employment Groups. 

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