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H.R. 6696: TPS Extension Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 4, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6696

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 4, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To extend the temporary protected status of certain nationals of foreign states designated under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the TPS Extension Act of 2018.

2.

Extension of temporary protected status

Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1254a) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(j)

Extension of temporary protected status

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, in the case of an alien having temporary protected status on the date of the enactment of this subsection, or an alien with an application under subsection (a) pending on such date pursuant to a designation of a foreign state made under subsection (b) before such date, the period in which the alien is granted temporary protected status under this section is deemed to be the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this subsection and ending on September 15, 2021, and the documentation described in subsection (d) shall be valid during such period. The provisions of subsections (c) through (h) shall continue to apply during such period.

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