Secretary Mayorkas Extends Ethiopia's Temporary Protected Status with Employment Authorization

Secretary Mayorkas Extends Ethiopia’s Temporary Protected Status with Employment Authorization

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas has announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia, spanning from June 13, 2024, to December 12, 2025. This decision is a response to the ongoing armed conflict and precarious conditions in Ethiopia, rendering it unsafe for individuals to return. The extension allows approximately 2,300 current beneficiaries to maintain TPS by re-registering, while an estimated 12,800 additional Ethiopian nationals can apply for initial TPS if they establish U.S. residence on or before April 11, 2024. Secretary Mayorkas emphasized the humanitarian relief aspect of TPS, offering protection to Ethiopians residing in the U.S. TPS beneficiaries are granted employment authorization, and the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) is extended through June 12, 2025. The Federal Register notice provides detailed guidelines for re-registration, initial applications, and EAD renewal procedures, ensuring eligible individuals can navigate the process effectively.


Source: USCIS