Photo: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvadorans Extended
The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their Employment Authorization Documents.
This announcement by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) informs employers that they can continue to employ workers with TPS from El Salvador and at the same time avoid claims of discrimination in the employment eligibility reverification process. TPS is a temporary immigration benefit allowing qualified individuals from designated countries who are in the U.S. to stay here for a limited time period, due to conditions such as on-going armed conflict, environmental disaster or other extraordinary and temporary conditions in the designated country. Individuals with TPS can obtain employment authorization documents to work legally in the United States.
DHS has automatically extended Employment Authorization documents for individuals with TPS from El Salvador until September 9, 2012.
The video is an attempt to educate employers and prevent potential claims of discrimination from work-authorized individuals losing their jobs. Click here to video the video.