Designation by the Attorney General of a country’s nationals for temporary protected status allows all of those country’s nationals who are in the United States on the day of the designation to apply for temporary protected status.
Anyone from that country who enters after that date is not be eligible.
In addition to meeting all of the other requirements for temporary protected status in one’s own right (residence, physical presence, etc.), a late initial registrant must establish eligibility to file late by showing that one or more of the late initial filing conditions existed during the initial registration period and also within 60 days of filing the late initial temporary protected status application.
But multiple states immediately sued to prevent the expansion, which was ultimately blocked by the courts.
The United States Department of Homeland Security rescinded the expansion on June 16, 2017, while continuing to review the existence of the DACA program as a whole.
Some have been in the United States since the 1990s.
People with temporary protected status are able to obtain work authorization every 18 months since the designation was made, in some cases for many years.