DHS announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia who already hold TPS.  TPS allows qualifying individuals to remain and work lawfully in the United States until conditions in their home countries improve.  The new extension allows qualifying individuals from Somalia to reapply for TPS and work authorization that will be valid until September 17, 2012.  The re-registration period for began on November 2, 2010, and ends on January 3, 2011.  The USCIS will issue new employment authorization documents for those who timely re-register.  The DHS press release and FAQs for applicants and employers can be found here.