The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) following the Taliban takeover last year. Afghans who have been present in the United States since March 15, 2022, will be eligible to apply for the important humanitarian protection. TPS would shield Afghans from deportation and allow them to obtain work authorization. More than 74,000 Afghans in the US are expected to be eligible for these protections. The 18-month designation will go into effect on the publication date of the forthcoming Federal Register notice. The Federal Register notice will provide instructions for applying for TPS and an Employment Authorization Document. Stay tuned for more information and contact Brown Immigration Law today to discuss your case with an attorney.