The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is reinstating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal and Nicaragua. TPS is a humanitarian program that allows nationals of certain countries to temporarily remain in the United States if their home country is experiencing ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. The Trump administration terminated the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua in 2017 and 2018. However, these terminations were challenged in court, and on June 13, 2023, a federal judge ordered DHS to reinstate the temporary protection status designations.
The TPS designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua will be reinstated for 18 months. This will be from September 10, 2023, through March 9, 2025.
Existing Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal and Nicaragua who wish to continue their status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period. The re-registration notices will automatically extend the validity of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), Form I-797, and Form I-94.
The following Temporary Protected Status designation extensions are now in effect:
Our guide answers frequently asked questions about Temporary Protected Status, including:
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