After much delay, the U.S. has finally designated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status. Certain Yemenis who have been continuously physically present since today, September 3, and who have continuously resided in the U.S. since today, September 3, may be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The application period begins today and ends March 1, 2016. Yemen is designated for TPS through March 3, 2017, unless this designation is extended.
Applicants who receive TPS can also receive a work permit, which in turn allows them to obtain a Social Security number and driver’s license. It also places them in lawful status. This can provide an path to lawful permanent resident status (a green card).
If you or someone you know may qualify for this or have questions about this, you should immediately contact an experienced immigration law attorney.