Yemeni Students to Receive Temporary Employment Authorization

In direct result to the crisis in Yemen, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a rule extending and redesignating temporary protected status for Yemen citizens. The rule also provides relief to Yemeni students with F-1 visas so they may request employment authorization, work an increased number of hours while school is in session, and reduce their course load while continuing to maintain their F-1 nonimmigrant student status.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned in a press release, “The people of Yemen are continuing to suffer a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Under this extension and redesignation, Yemeni nationals and habitual residents of Yemen who have been present in the United States as of Dec. 29, 2022, will be eligible to temporarily stay in the United States until conditions in Yemen improve and individuals can safely return.”