The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a reminder on September 9, 2019, that employment authorization documents (EADs) for El Salvadoran temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries showing a category code of “A-12” or “C-19” and an expiration date of 09/09/2019 are valid through January 2, 2020. DOJ noted that workers do not need to present additional documentation, such as an I-797C receipt notice, for this automatic extension for Form I-9 work authorization verification purposes.

EADs were also extended for TPS beneficiaries from Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti, pending resolution of Ramos v. Nielsen, in which the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS in late 2018 from implementing and enforcing decisions to terminate TPS for those countries.

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