The Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) if conditions in that country temporarily prevent nationals from that country from safely returning to their countries. Examples of conditions that will cause the designation of a country for TPS status are ongoing armed conflict and natural disasters. An individual granted TPS will be allowed to work in the US, will not be placed in removal proceedings, and may be granted travel authorization.
In recent months, the Secretary of DHS has announced the termination of TPS status for the following countries:
|Country||TPS Designation Date||TPS Termination Date|
|Honduras||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2020|
|El Salvador||March 9, 2001||September 9, 2019|
|Haiti||January 21, 2010||July 22, 2019|
|Nepal||June 24, 2015||June 24, 2019|
|Nicaragua||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2019|
|Sudan||November 4, 1997||November 2, 2018|
Individuals currently in the US with TPS status should contact an immigration attorney to determine what option, if any, they have to legally remain in the US once their status ends on the expected termination date.
If you would like to understand what options you might have to legally remain in the US once your TPS date draws near or have other questions about your immigration situation it’s important to speak with an experienced immigration law attorney to discuss your specific case and circumstances. Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa focuses her practice area on immigration law. Contact Evelyn Pabon Figueroa today to discuss any immigration issues you may be experiencing.