On March 29, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a temporary immigration benefit, authorized under Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationalization Act (INA) granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It allows nationals of a designated country to remain in the U.S., and work for a limited time period because conditions in that country are preventing them from returning there.
This Operations Memo:
- advises staff about TPS for Syria;
- advises TAO staff about EAEDC eligibility for Syrians with TPS;
- provides information on USCIS filing fees and fee waiver requests that will benefit clients when filing USCIS applications; and
- provides instructions for entering information in BEACON for individuals with TPS.
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