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November 06, 2018
Alix Strunk

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...

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
Sophie Glickstein

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
Alix Strunk

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...

November 08, 2017
Alix Strunk

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...

March 09, 2017
Alix Strunk

Work authorization automatically extended for El Salvador TPS holders

On March 6, 2017, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced the automatic extension of work authorization for individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador for an additional 180 days, to September 9, 2017. The Secretary had previously extended...

August 13, 2015
Alix Strunk

Initial Immigration Options Available to Victims of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor hit and caused extensive damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USCIS) issued a public service announcement on Friday, August 8, 2015 relating to certain immigration benefits...

July 02, 2015
Alix Strunk

What to do when you can’t go home: Temporary Protected Status — TPS announcements for Nepal, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Syria, and Somalia

Sometimes it is just not possible to return to your home country. In these cases, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the authority to provide Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to individuals who can’t return home because of conflict or disasters. TPS...

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