By: Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC

The USCIS published a reminder that El Salvadorans on TPS (Temporary Protected Status) with EADs showing a category code of “A-12” or “C-19” and an expiration date of September 9, 2019 are valid through January 2, 2020. Workers do not need to present additional documentation (such as an I-797C receipt notice) for this automatic extension for the Form I-9. This reminder was based upon a previous decision by USCIS to automatically extend through January 2, 2020, the validity of certain EADs issued to individuals from El Salvador.