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[Federal Register: November 9, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 218)]
[Notices]               
[Page 67407-67409]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr09no00-109]                         
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Immigration and Naturalization Service

[INS No. 2094-00; AG Order No. 2331-2000]
RIN 1115-AE 26
 
Extension of Designation of Sudan Under the Temporary Protected 
Status Program

AGENCY: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Justice.

ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The designation of Sudan under the Temporary Protected Status 
(TPS) program expired on November 2, 2000. This notice extends the 
Attorney General's designation of Sudan under the TPS program for 12 
months until November 2, 2001, and sets forth procedures necessary for 
nationals of Sudan (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually 
resided in Sudan) with TPS to register for the additional 12-month 
period. Eligible nationals of Sudan (or aliens having no nationality 
who last habitually resided in Sudan) may re-register for TPS and an 
extension of employment authorization. Re-registration is limited to 
persons who registered during the initial registration period, which 
ended on November 3, 1998, who registered under the redesignation, 
which ended November 2, 2000, or who registered under the late initial 
registration provisions. Nationals of Sudan (or aliens having no

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nationality and who last habitually resided in Sudan) who are eligible 
for late initial registration may register for TPS during this 
extension.

EFFECTIVE DATES: The extension of the TPS designation for Sudan is 
effective November 2, 2000, and will remain in effect until November 2, 
2001. The 30-day re-registration period begins November 9, 2000, and 
will remain in effect until December 11, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca K. Peters, Residence and 
Status Services Branch, Adjudications, Immigration and Naturalization 
Service, Room 3214, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536, telephone 
(202) 514-4754.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

What Is the Statutory Authority for the Attorney General To Extend 
Sudan's TPS Designation Under the TPS Program?

    Section 244(b)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) 
states that at least 60 days before the end of an extension or a 
designation, the Attorney General must review conditions in the foreign 
state for which the designation is in effect. 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3)(A). 
If the Attorney General determines that the foreign state continues to 
meet the conditions for designation, the period of designation is 
extended pursuant to section 244(b)(3)(C) of the Act. 8 U.S.C. 
1254a(b)(3)(c). With respect to Sudan, such an extension makes TPS 
available only to persons who have been continuously physically present 
since November 9, 1999, and have continuously resided in the United 
States from November 9, 1999.

Why Did the Attorney General Decide To Extend the TPS Designation 
for Sudan?

    On November 4, 1997, the Attorney General designated Sudan for TPS 
for a period of 12 months (62 FR 59737). Since that date, the 
Departments of State and Justice have annually reviewed conditions 
within Sudan, resulting in the Attorney General extending the 
designation in 1998 (63 FR 59337), and extending the designation and 
redesignating Sudan in 1999 (64 FR 61128). The Departments of State and 
Justice have recently reviewed conditions within Sudan. The review 
resulted in a consensus that a further 12-month extension is warranted. 
The reasons for extension, as explained in a State Department 
memorandum, are as follows: ``Civil war continues in Sudan, causing 
extensive displacement of populations and violations of human rights. 
Insecurity and forced population relocations and insecurity have 
destroyed most of the i

	
	


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