U.S. INS Issues News Release

Fact Sheets on TPS Re-registration for Salvadoran Nationals

The INS has issued a News Release and two Fact Sheets concerning TPS re-registration for nationals of El Salvador. The re-registration period closes on 11/12/02. One Fact Sheet reminds employers that the validity of existing TPS-related employment authorization documents for eligible Salvadorans has been extended through 3/9/03.


NEWS RELEASE: TPS Re-registration Opens for Salvadorans Today

FACT SHEET: INS Issues Reminder to Employers About Extension of Temporary Protected Status For Eligible Salvadorans

FACT SHEET: Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Salvadorans

INS NEWS RELEASE: TPS Re-registration Opens for Salvadorans Today

September 9, 2002

Employers Reminded of EAD Extention Until March 9, 2003

     WASHINGTON – The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) reminds eligible Salvadorans to immediately re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to maintain TPS and employment authorization for the 12-month period beginning on September  9, 2002 and ending on September 9, 2003.  Since this is a two-month re-registration period, INS urges applicants not to delay in mailing their applications well in advance of the November 12, 2002 deadline.   INS forms are available, free of charge, from the toll-free INS Forms line, 1-800-870-3676, or from the INS Web site, www.ins.gov
 
     On July 11, 2002, the Attorney General published a notice in the Federal Register that provides for:

      The automatic EAD extension is designed only to prevent gaps in employment authorization while re-registration applications are processed, but it does not relieve TPS beneficiaries of the responsibility to re-register for TPS benefits.   This extension of TPS covers an estimated 280,000 Salvadorans who have already applied for TPS.

     For more information, please visit the INS web site for the Salvadoran TPS Fact Sheet: http://www.ins.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/factsheets/elsalfs.htm  or call the INS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. 

Important reminder to all employers:

INS reminds employers that the laws prohibiting unfair immigration-related employment practices remain in full force.  For questions, employers may call the Service’s Office of Business Liaison Employer Hotline at 1-800-357-2099 to speak to a Service representative.  Also, employers may call the office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) Employer Hotline at 1-800-255-8155.  Employees or applicants may call the OSC Employee Hotline at 1-800-255-7688 for information regarding the automatic extension. 



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INS FACT SHEET: INS Issues Reminder to Employers About Extension of Temporary Protected Status For Eligible Salvadorans

Automatic 6-month extension of existing, TPS-related employment authorization:

Important reminder to all employers:

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INS FACT SHEET: Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Salvadorans

Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Document:

Re-registration Process:

Closing Date for Re-registration:

Eligibility:

Late Initial Registration:

Travel:

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