[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 190 (Friday, October 1, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 58934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-22198]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2333-04]


Termination and Re-designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected 
Status; Correction

AGENCY: Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of correction.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) is 
correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on 
August 25, 2004 at 69 FR 52297 which announced the termination and re-
designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of 
Liberia. In the supplemental information to the notice, BCIS 
inadvertently misstated that the termination would be effective, and 
benefits obtained through the Liberia TPS designation will expire, on 
October 1, 2004. However, under section 244(b)(3)(B) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act (Act), a TPS designation may be terminated no 
earlier than 60 days after publication of the termination notice in the 
Federal Register. Pursuant to section 244(a)(2) of the Act and 8 CFR 
274a.12(a)(12), persons granted TPS retain that status and employment 
authorization until the effective date of termination unless their TPS 
is withdrawn before then.
    Therefore, BCIS is notifying affected Liberians and their employers 
that termination of the Liberian TPS designation is effective October 
24, 2004, sixty (60) days after the August 25, 2004 termination notice. 
Accordingly, BCIS is extending until October 24, 2004 the validity of 
Form I-688B employment authorization documents issued to Liberian TPS 
beneficiaries that bear an expiration date of October 1, 2004 and a 
notation of ``274a.12(a)(12)'' or ``274a.12(c)(19).'' The effective 
date of the re-designation remains October 1, 2004.

DATES: This correction is effective October 1, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mills, Residence and Status 
Services, Office of Programs and Regulations Development, Bureau of 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20529, 
telephone (202) 514-4754.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Correction

    As published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2004 (69 FR 
52297), the notice contains an error that is in need of correction.

Correction of Publication

    Accordingly, the publication on August 25, 2004 (69 FR 52297), of 
the notice that was the subject of FR Doc. 04-19448 is corrected as 
follows:
    1. On page 52297, in the second column, in the third line under 
SUMMARY the date ``October 1, 2004'' is corrected to read: ``October 
24, 2004''
    2. On page 52298, in the third column, the paragraph under the 
heading ``If I Currently Have TPS Through the Liberia TPS Designation, 
Do I Have to Register for the New TPS Designation?'' is corrected to 
read:
    Yes. If you already have received TPS benefits through the Liberia 
TPS designation, your benefits will expire on October 24, 2004. 
Accordingly, BCIS is extending until October 24, 2004 the validity of 
Form I-688B employment authorization documents issued to Liberian TPS 
beneficiaries that bear an expiration date of October 1, 2004 and a 
notation of ``274a.12(a)(12)'' or ``274a.12(c)(19).''
    After October 24, 2004, individual TPS beneficiaries must comply 
with the registration requirements described below in order to maintain 
their TPS benefits through October 1, 2005. TPS benefits include 
temporary protection against removal from the United States, as well as 
employment authorization, during the TPS designation period and any 
extension thereof. 8 U.S.C. 1254a(a)(1).''

    Dated: September 29, 2004.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 04-22198 Filed 9-29-04; 10:08 am]
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