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May 25, 2021
Aaron Lawee

Haitians Now Eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

On May 22, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security announced its intention to redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Although Haiti had already been designated for TPS, that only applied to Haitians who had been residing in the United...

March 10, 2021
Aaron Lawee

Venezuelans Now Eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

On March 8, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security announced it was designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), effective March 9, 2021, and valid through September 9, 2022. In short, this means that most Venezuelans present in the United...

January 05, 2021
Aaron Lawee

TPS Automatically Extended for Citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

On December 8, 2020, USCIS extended the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documents for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Importantly, all work permit (Employment Authorization Documents) and I-94 forms have been automatically extended...

November 06, 2018
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Temporary Protected Status to Continue for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador, Temporarily: Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration TPS Terminations

On October 3, 2018, a federal judge in California gave hope to citizens of four countries: Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. In Ramos v. Nielsen, Federal District Court Judge Edward Chen said that the Trump Administration could not terminate temporary protected status while...

April 27, 2018
Tahreem Kalam

DHS to Terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

On April 26, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal, now the fifth country to recently lose its protected status. The termination will go into effect on June 24,...

January 10, 2018
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

DHS to Terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador

DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen has announced that the Trump administration will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on September 9, 2019. TPS was established for El Salvador in 2001 after two major earthquakes devastated the country. The Trump...

November 21, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Trump Administration to End Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.

Yesterday, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke announced that the Trump Administration will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in 18 months. Haitians with TPS who are unable to change their status to another lawful status will...

November 08, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Trump Administration to End Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua

12/17/2017 Update: As of Monday, December 17, 2017, the DHS has announced the procedure for Hondurans to extend their temporary protected status until July 5, 2018, while the DHS completes its determination whether or not to terminate the program for...

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