UFS Invite to USCIS Information Session About Syria TPS Designation on May 8

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United for a Free Syria (UFS) invites those who are interested to attend the upcoming U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) teleconference session, during which the Office of Public Engagement will be sharing details and accepting questions related to the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Syrian nationals. The session on TPS for Syria will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern).

USCIS will provide background information on TPS and explain who is eligible

United for a Free Syria (UFS) invites those who are interested to attend the upcoming U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) teleconference session, during which the Office of Public Engagement will be sharing details and accepting questions related to the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Syrian nationals. The session on TPS for Syria will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Eastern).

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano designated Syria for TPS on March 29, 2012 for eighteen months. Eligible Syrian nationals, and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria, who wish to obtain TPS must apply during the 180-day registration period that began March 29, 2012 and ends on September 25, 2012. During this engagement, USCIS will provide background information on TPS and explain who is eligible. USCIS subject matter experts will be available to answer stakeholder questions and will also address additional questions received since the previous TPS Syria engagement on March 29, 2012.

Please use the following information to join the session by phone:
WHO: UCIS Office of Public Engagement

WHAT: Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

WHERE: Teleconference
Toll Free Call-in Number: 1-888-324-9682
Toll Number (Outside the U.S.): 1-212-547-0287

PASSCODE: "Syria"

To participate in the session, please email the USCIS Office of Public Engagement no later than Monday, May 7, 2012 at Public.Engagement(at)uscis(dot)dhs(dot)gov and reference “TPS Syria” in the subject line of the email. On Tuesday, May 8, please use the information above to join the session by phone. Additionally, it is recommended that participants call 10 minutes prior to the start of the teleconference.

United for a Free Syria is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting freedom, dignity, and democracy for the Syrian People. Updated news and further information about Syria TPS application and other issues is available at UnitedFreeSyria.org.

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