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DHS announces continuation of documentation for beneficiaries of TPS designation for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 4, 2019

    DHS announces that beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan will retain their TPS while the preliminary injunctions in Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen and Saget, et al., v. Trump, remain in effect. The Federal Register notice was signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 4, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 13, 2019

    On March 13, 2019, DHS agreed to temporarily halt its plans to terminate TPS for individuals from Nepal and Honduras, according to court documents filed in federal district court case, Bhattarai et al v Nielsen et al., challenging DHS’s termination of TPS designations for Nepal and Honduras. TPS for Nepal was originally set to be terminated on June 24, 2019 and Honduras on January 5, 2020. On Nov. 1, 2019, DHS announced the automatic extension the validity of TPS-related documents for Nepal and Honduras through Jan. 4, 2021.

    USCIS Update on Bhattarai v. Nielsen
  4. Subsequent Action

    September 14, 2020

    In Bhattarai v. Nielsen, affected foreign nationals challenged DHS’s termination of TPS designations for Nepal and Honduras. The Bhattarai case has been stayed pending resolution of the Ramos v. Nielsen appeal at the Ninth Circuit. On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit lifted the injunction in that case; a motion for rehearing en banc is due November 30, 2020. Meanwhile, as of 10/21/20, the Bhattarai stay remains in effect.

    Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
  5. Subsequent Action

    December 9, 2020

    DHS publishes notice in the Federal Register that it "is automatically extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal" through October 4, 2021. The extension is granted in light of ongoing litigation in Ramos, Bhattarai, and Saget.

    Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal

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