USCIS Issues Reminder – TPS for Burundi Ends on May 2
WASHINGTON– USCIS today reminded the public that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burundian nationals (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in
To provide sufficient time for an orderly transition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave Burundian TPS beneficiaries 18-months advance notice of the expiration by publishing a notice in the Federal Register on Oct. 29, 2007 (available in the related links section of this page). This notice also stated that individuals would revert to the same immigration status they held before receiving TPS, unless that status has expired or been terminated.
Individuals with no lawful immigration status before receiving TPS will revert to unlawful status on May 2, 2009, and will no longer be eligible for a stay of removal or employment authorization based on TPS.
In addition, TPS-related Employment Authorization Documents issued under the
Based upon a review of the conditions in
Basic information on the TPS program and updates specific to countries designated for TPS is available in the related links section of this page, or at http://www.uscis.gov/tps.
Burundian nationals covered under the TPS designation may also contact the