This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.
The Department of Homeland Security is extending temporary protected status for Myanmar, formerly Burma, for an additional 18 months, from November 26, 2022, to May 25, 2024, due to a military coup in 2021 that has resulted in "extraordinary and temporary conditions in Burma that prevent individuals from safely returning." DHS also redesignated Burma for TPS for the same reason, allowing eligibility to Burmese nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Burma) residing in the United States as of September 25, 2022.
Current beneficiaries re-registering under the extension of TPS for Burma must do so during the 60-day re-registration period that began September 27, 2022, and runs through November 26, 2022, to ensure they keep their TPS and work authorization without a gap. DHS said it recognizes that not all re-registrants may receive new employment authorization documents before their current EADs expire on November 25, 2022, so the agency is automatically extending the validity of EADs previously issued under the TPS designation of Burma through November 25, 2023.