On May 1, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and has extended existing TPS designation for Somalia from September 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014.
The extension of the Somalia TPS designation is due to the continued disruption of living conditions in the country based upon extraordinary and temporary conditions that prompted the re-designation of Somalia for TPS on September 4, 2001. The Secretary’s re-designation is based on ongoing armed conflict and the effects of the recent severe drought in Somalia.
If you have any questions about this designation including how to apply for TPS or to extend your designation, please contact our attorneys today.