USCIS recently announced that Somalia has been re-designated for TPS or Temporary Protected Status. TPS for nationals of Somalia will be extended from September 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014. For those who already have TPS status, the re-registration period runs from May 1, 2012 to July 2, 2012. For those Somalis who do not have TPS status currently, individuals may submit applications during the re-designation period which runs from May 1, 2012 through October 29, 2012. More information can be found on the USCIS website. The link is http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=928f3e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=928f3e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD.