TPS Somalia – what can you do if your TPS expires?

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Here is information about TPS for people from Somalia.

Here is information about TPS for people from Somalia.

Photo: Arthur Nazaryan for CNN
Photo: Arthur Nazaryan for CNN

TPS Somalia – when does my TPS expire?

TPS Somalia – when does my TPS expire?

TPS Somalia – The US government said on July 19, 2018, that TPS for Somalia has been extended until March 17, 2020. More details are in this Tsoom Fwv Teb Chaws npe daim ntawv ceeb toom.

TPS Somalia – The US government said on July 19, 2018, that TPS for Somalia has been extended until March 17, 2020. More details are in this Federal Register notice.

Yuav ua li cas tshwm sim tom ntej no?

What happens next?

If you are from Somalia and have TPS, you needed to re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Aug. 27, 2018 through Oct 26, 2018. Further details about this extension for TPS Somalia are on the USCIS TPS Somalia page.

If you are from Somalia and have TPS, you needed to re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Aug. 27, 2018 through Oct 26, 2018. Further details about this extension for TPS Somalia are on the USCIS TPS Somalia page.

Rau npe los yog re-sau npe rau TPS koj yuav tsum ua ntaub ntawv Daim ntawv I-821, Daim ntawv thov rau ib ntus kev tiv thaiv raws li txoj cai. Follow the steps for re-registering on this USCIS page. Go to the tabWhat to file.Then go to the TPS Somalia page and select the tabWhere to file.Choose one of the addresses to send in your application.

To register or re-register for TPS you must file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Follow the steps for re-registering on this USCIS page. Go to the tab “What to file.” Then go to the TPS Somalia page and select the tab “Where to file.” Choose one of the addresses to send in your application.

Yuav ua li cas hais txog kuv ua hauj lwm tso cai?

What about my work authorization?

USCIS has automatically extended employment authorization documents (EADs) for TPS Somalia until March 16, 2019. Yog hais tias USCIS pom zoo koj TPS re-sau npe daim ntawv thov, they will issue you a new EAD that allows you to work until March 17, 2020.

USCIS has automatically extended employment authorization documents (EADs) for TPS Somalia until March 16, 2019. If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application, they will issue you a new EAD that allows you to work until March 17, 2020.

Yog muaj lus nug txug kev sau npe lig?

Questions about registering late?

USCIS tej zaum yuav txais ib tug lig rau npe los yog rov rau npe daim ntawv thov yog tias koj muaj zoo ua. Mus rau lub USCIS TPS information page thiab nias rau ntawm “ua daim ntawv Lig” mus nrhiav tau tawm yog tias koj tsim nyog tau txais.

USCIS may accept a late registration or re-registration application if you have good cause. Go to the USCIS TPS information page and click on “Filing Late” to find out if you qualify.

Yuav ua li cas tshwm sim thaum TPS tag?

What happens when TPS expires?

Yog hais tias koj TPS tag, koj raws li txoj cai raws li txoj cai yuav rov qab mus rau dab tsi nws yog ua ntej. Koj yuav thov tau mus hloov koj lub txheej xwm los yog koj ua tau tawm hauv lub tebchaws United States. Qhov no yog hu ua kev kho kom haum koj raws li txoj cai.

If your TPS expires, your legal status will go back to what it was before. You can apply to change your status or you can leave the United States. This is called adjusting your status.

Yuav ua li cas yuav ua li cas?

What can I do?

You can keep updated on all new information. You can learn about your options and prepare yourself and your family for your next step.

You can keep updated on all new information. You can learn about your options and prepare yourself and your family for your next step.

Koj muaj peev xwm ua tau raws li nrog ib tug kws lij choj

You can meet with a lawyer

Yog hais tias koj ua tau, qhov zoo tshaj plaws ua yog ntsib nrog ib tug kws lij choj. Koj muaj peev xwm nrhiav rau ib tug tsawg-nqi kws lij choj nyob rau hauv ImmigrationLawHelp.com los yog nyob rau hauv lub TSEV KHO MOB kev cai lij choj directory.

If you can, the best thing to do is meet with a lawyer. You can search for a low-cost lawyer on ImmigrationLawHelp.com or on the CLINIC legal directory.

Yog hais tias koj tsis tau ntsib ib tug kws lij choj nyob rau hauv tus neeg, LegalZoom yog ib tug reputable website uas yuav muab rau koj ib tug ib-teev free kev sib tham nrog ib tug kws lij choj. Qhov no txhais tau tias koj yuav ua tau raws online rau ib teev nrog ib tug nkag teb chaws tus kws lij choj los yog kev cai lij choj pab. Yog hais tias koj ua li no, ua kom koj muaj tag nrho cov ntawm koj cov lus nug npaj ua ntej ntawm lub sij hawm thiab ib tug neeg los txhais lus rau koj yog hais tias koj xav tau. Tom qab koj ib-teev kev sib tham, they will try to have you sign up as a paying client. Tsis txhob kos npe rau dab tsi yog tias koj tsis muaj nyiaj mus them rau cov kws lij choj.

If you cannot meet a lawyer in person, LegalZoom is a reputable website that will give you a one-hour free consultation with a lawyer. This means you can meet online for one hour with an immigration lawyer or legal aide. If you do this, make sure you have all of your questions ready ahead of time and someone to interpret for you if you need. After your one-hour consultation, they will try to have you sign up as a paying client. Do not sign anything unless you have money to pay for the lawyer.

Yuav ua li cas yog hais tias kuv yuav tsis ntsib ib tug kws lij choj? Yuav ua li cas yog tias kuv them tsis taus ib tug kws lij choj?

What if I can’t meet with a lawyer? What if I can’t afford a lawyer?

Peb paub tias muaj ntau tus neeg yuav tsis tau raws li nrog ib tug kws lij choj. Ntawm no yog xav paub ntau ntxiv los pab kom koj to taub txog koj cov kev xaiv. Qhov no yog tsis raws li txoj cai lub tswv yim tab sis es tsis txhob qhia los pab koj xav txog koj cov kev xaiv.

We know many individuals cannot meet with a lawyer. Here is more information to help you understand your options. This is not legal advice but instead information to help you consider your choices.

Nrhiav kev pab hauv internet

Find help online

Immi pab cov neeg tsiv teb nkag siab lawv kev cai lij choj kev xaiv. Koj muaj peev xwm siv lawv hauv internet kuaj lub cuab tam yuav coj koj mus rau koj lub zoo tshaj plaws kev xaiv. Siv lub immi sib tham saib yog hais tias koj tsim nyog tau txais rau ib tug txawv teb chaws li cas. Immi tus kev cai lij choj cov ntaub ntawv thiab xa mus tswv yim yeej ib txwm dawb.

Immi helps immigrants understand their legal options. You can use their online screening tool to guide you to your best options. Take the immi interview to see if you qualify for a different immigration status. Immi’s legal information and referral advice are always free.

Koj sim mus hloov koj raws li txoj cai

You can try to change your status

Lub US Citizenship thiab Immigration Services (USCIS) hais tias:

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says:

"TPS yog ib ntus kev pab uas tsis ua rau tsis txhaum cai tas mus li nyob raws li txoj cai los yog muab lwm yam kev nkag teb chaws raws li txoj cai. Txawm li cas los, sau npe rau TPS tsis tiv thaiv koj los ntawm:

“TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status. However, registration for TPS does not prevent you from:

  • Thov rau cov-txoj
  • Ua daim ntawv rau kev haum raws li txoj cai raws li nyob rau hauv ib tug neeg txawv teb chaws daim ntawv thov
  • Thov rau lwm yam kev nkag teb chaws cov kev pab los yog kev tiv thaiv rau cov uas tej zaum koj yuav tsim nyog tau txais "
  • Applying for non-immigrant status
  • Filing for adjustment of status based on an immigrant petition
  • Applying for any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible”

Thov rau cov-txoj

Applying for non-immigrant status

Txawm hais tias TPS yog suav tias yog ib tug tsim nyog yuav tau kho raws li txoj cai, koj yuav tsum tau tsim nyog mus thov. Tej zaum koj yuav ua ntaub ntawv thov ib tug ntsuab card yog tias koj nkag mus hauv ntaub thiab raws li lwm yam uas yuav tsum tau. Cov no tej zaum yuav vim hais tias ntawm koj tsev neeg los yog koj txoj hauj lwm. Nrhiav tawm yuav ua li cas thov rau pej xeem.

Even if TPS is considered a qualification to adjust status, you must be eligible to apply. You may apply for a green card if you entered lawfully and meet other requirements. These may be because of your family or your job. Find out how to apply for citizenship.

Thov nyob nraim yeej ncuab

Applying for asylum

Txhua txhua xyoo cov neeg tuaj mus rau hauv lub tebchaws United States nrhiav kev tiv thaiv vim hais tias lawv tau raug kev txom nyem kev tsim txom los yog ntshai hais tias lawv yuav raug kev txom nyem kev tsim txom vim:

Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:

  • Haiv neeg
  • Kev cai dab qhuas
  • Nationality
  • Kev ua tswv cuab nyob rau hauv ib qho kev pab pawg
  • Nom tswv lub tswv yim
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

TPS hwj yuav thov nyob nraim yeej ncuab raws li txoj cai, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog yog hais tias lawv tau nyob ntawm no ib xyoo los yog tsawg dua. Yog hais tias koj tau no yog lub tsawg tshaj li ib xyoo, koj yuav tsum THOV TAM SIM NO. Txawm li cas los, nws yog ib qho tseem ceeb uas koj paub tias cov USCIS twb nyuam qhuav hloov yuav ua li cas nyob nraim yeej ncuab muaj ntaub ntawv ua. Tam sim no, lawv rov qab saib cov feem ntau tsis ntev los no daim ntawv sau npe ua ntej. Thaum koj xa ib daim ntawv thov nyob nraim yeej ncuab, tej zaum yuav ib tug heev luv luv lub sij hawm ua ntej koj cov ntaub ntawv yog hnov. Yog li ntawd, koj feem ntau tsuas thov nyob nraim yeej ncuab yog tias koj tsis tsim nyog tau txais vim hais tias txwv tsis pub koj raug muaj koj cov ntaub ntawv hnov ​​thiab ces tab tom deported. You can fill in the tsim los mus thov nyob nraim yeej ncuab (qhov no yog ib tug kev cai lij choj daim ntawv thiab nws yuav zoo tshaj yog koj muaj ib tug kws lij choj los pab koj ua kom tiav daim ntawv).

TPS holders can apply for asylum status, especially if they have been here a year or less. If you have been here for less than a year, you should APPLY NOW. However, it is very important that you know the USCIS has recently changed how asylum applications are processed. Now, they are reviewing the most recent applications first. Once you submit an application for asylum, it might be a very short time before your case is heard. So, you most only apply for asylum if you do qualify because otherwise you risk having your case heard and then being deported. You can fill in the form to apply for asylum (this is a legal form and it would be best if you had a lawyer to help you complete the form).

Yog hais tias koj tau nyob rau hauv lub U.S. ntau tshaj ib xyoo, koj yeej tseem siv nyob nraim yeej ncuab tab sis nws yuav ua tau yooj yim dua (thiab nws yog twb nyuaj los yeej ib nyob nraim yeej ncuab cov ntaub ntawv).

If you have been in the U.S. more than one year, you can still apply for asylum but it will be more difficult (and it is already hard to win an asylum case).

Yog hais tias koj tsis txiav txim siab mus ua ntawv thov rau asylum, koj yuav tsum tau sim mus nrhiav ib tug pro-bono (uas tsis muaj nqi los yog free kws lij choj) los pab koj. Koj muaj peev xwm nrhiav rau ib tug pro-bono los yog tsawg-nqi kws lij choj nyob rau hauv ImmigrationLawHelp.com los yog nyob rau hauv lub TSEV KHO MOB kev cai lij choj directory.

If you do decide to apply for asylum, you should try to find a pro-bono (low cost or free attorney) to help you. You can search for a pro-bono or low-cost lawyer on ImmigrationLawHelp.com or on the CLINIC legal directory.

Thov rau lwm tiv thaiv raws li txoj cai

Applying for other protected status

Ib txhia TPS tuav tseg tej zaum yuav nyob twj ywm nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States nyob rau hauv tshwj xeeb visas. Muaj visas rau cov neeg raug tib neeg trafficking, battered txij nkawm, cov me nyuam los yog cov niam txiv thiab cov neeg raug ntawm lwm yam teeb meem txhaum cai.

Some TPS holders may stay in the United States under special visas. There are visas for victims of human trafficking, battered spouses, children or parents and victims of other crimes.

Yog hais tias koj yog ib tug poj niam thiab xav tias tej zaum koj yuav tsim nyog tau txais rau ib tug tshwj xeeb visa vim hais tias ntawm kev ua phem, kev tsim txom los yog vim li cas lwm, koj muaj peev xwm hu tau rau lub Nyob nraim yeej ncuab nrhiav Advocacy Project.

If you are a woman and think you might qualify for a special visa because of violence, abuse or another reason, you can contact the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.

Yog hais tias koj nkag mus hauv tsis muaj cov ntaub ntawv

If you entered without documents

Nyob ntawm seb koj nyob qhov twg, tej zaum koj yuav tau thov rau kev hloov raws li txoj cai txawm hais tias koj nkag mus hauv lub tebchaws United States tsis muaj cov ntaub ntawv. Qhov no yog vim hais tias nkag mus rau hauv TPS suav li nkag rau hauv tej qhov chaw ntawm lub tebchaws United States.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to apply for change of status even if you entered the United States without paperwork. This is because gaining TPS counts as admission in some parts of the United States.

Kuv hais kuv ua hauj lwm txhawb nqa kuv?

Can I ask my work to sponsor me?

Nws yog ua tau rau koj lub chaw hauj lwm kom pab tau koj nyob twj ywm cai nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States los ntawm tus txhawb nqa koj. Koj lub chaw haujlwm yuav tau mus los ntawm ib tug ntev txoj kev nrog USCIS. Nyob ntawm seb lub hom ntawm kev ua hauj lwm koj ua, koj chaw ua hauj lwm tej zaum yuav tau txais koj ib tug tshwj xeeb visa los yog tso cai rau. Yog hais tias lawv xav tau kom pab koj, lawv yuav tsum tau pib tus txheej txheem tam sim no mus nrhiav tau tawm yog hais tias koj tsim nyog tau txais. Cov tswv hauj lwm yuav nrhiav tau cov lus qhia ntxiv los ntawm USCIS. Txawm li cas los, feem ntau tsuas neeg tsiv teb uas yog heev txawj yuav tau mus nrhiav hauj lwm uas yuav pab txhawb nqa lawv. Cov yuav muaj xws li cov kws kho mob, engineers, thiab tech neeg ua hauj lwm. Yog hais tias koj ua hauj lwm ntawm ib tug yooj yim los yog nkag theem hauj lwm, tsis nug koj tus ua hauj lwm rau qhov kev xaiv.

It is possible for your employer to help you stay lawfully in the United States by sponsoring you. Your employer will have to go through a long process with USCIS. Depending on the kind of work you do, your employer may be able to get you a special visa or permit. If they want to help you, they should start the process now to find out if you are eligible. Employers can find more information from USCIS. However, normally only immigrants who are highly skilled are able to find employers who will sponsor them. These might include doctors, engineers, and tech workers. If you work at a basic or entry level job, do not ask your employer for this option.

Yuav ua li cas yuav tshwm sim yog tias kuv nyob twj ywm nyob rau hauv lub teb chaws tsis muaj ntaub ntawv? (Yuav ua li cas yog hais tias kuv ua ib qho txhaum cai neeg nkag teb chaws?)

What will happen if I stay in the country without documents? (What if I become an illegal immigrant?)

Yog hais tias koj nyob twj ywm nyob rau hauv lub teb chaws tsis muaj ntaub ntawv, koj raug raug deported los yog puas tau raug ntes. Ntawm no yog ib co nplooj ntawv nrog cov lus qhia ntxiv los pab kom koj to taub txog koj cov cai thiab ua dab tsi yog hais tias koj tuav.

If you stay in the country without documents, you risk being deported or arrested. Here are some pages with more information to help you understand your rights and what to do if you are detained.

Koj puas paub koj cov cai? Cov yooj yim-rau-siv yam kev qhia txog tej yam tau tsim los ntawm lub ACLU ces koj yuav muaj koj txoj cai nyob rau hauv koj cov ntsis ntiv tes.

Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources about different situations were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.

Arabic, English, Mev, Somali, Urdu, Mandarin, Fabkis, Hindi, thiab Punjabi lus. Manuals rau LGBTQ neeg txawv teb chaws, neeg laus, thiab laus nrog saib xyuas cov me nyuam.

Arabic, English, Spanish, Somali, Urdu, Mandarin, French, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. Manuals for LGBTQ immigrants, adults, and unaccompanied children.

How to contact the Embassy of Somalia in the USA

How to contact the Embassy of Somalia in the USA

Qhov chaw nyob ntawm lub embassy yog 1705 DeSales St NW, Ste 300, Washington DC 20036.

The address of the embassy is 1705 DeSales St NW, Ste 300, Washington DC 20036.

Cov xov tooj yog: (202) 296-0570.

The phone number is: (202) 296-0570.

Yog koj tab tom nrhiav rau cov ntaub ntawv rau tus thoob tswv yim rau TPS tuav tseg?

Are you looking for information to advocate for TPS holders?

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Xav paub ntau ntxiv

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