Temporary Protected Status is Now Extending Designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a program created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allows migrants from different countries in unsafe environments, to work and reside legally in the U.S. for an allotted time. TPS can also give migrants a path to citizenship.

In 2020, the Trump administration terminated TPS for several countries ending humanitarian protections for 400,000 immigrants who had been living in the United States for decades. On June 13th, 2023, it was announced that DHS rescinded the Trump administration's termination of TPS designations for El Salvador, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Honduras, extending TPS for 18 months for these countries.

A 60-day re-registration period for existing TPS beneficiaries must register within the timeframe for an extension. For El Salvador, the re-registration period is from July 12, 2023, through Sept. 10, 2023. For TPS beneficiaries from Honduras, the re-registration period is from Nov. 6, 2023, through Jan. 5, 2024. For Nepal, it’s from Oct. 24, 2023, through Dec. 23, 2023. And for Nicaragua, it’s from Nov. 6, 2023, through Jan. 5, 2024. The decision to revoke the termination of TPS for these four countries is effective starting June 9, 2023.

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