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DHS extends TPS documentation for Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador and Nicaragua to January 2, 2020

  1. Date Announced

    March 1, 2019

    DHS issues a notice that it will comply with the court's preliminary injunction order in Ramos v. Nielsen, delaying revocation of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nicaragua as long as the PI remains in effect. In the same notice, DHS announces that it is extending until Jan. 2, 2020 TPS-related employment authorization forms. [ID #71]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 1, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    November 4, 2019

    DHS extends validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through January 4, 2021.

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

    September 14, 2020

    On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit overturned the 2018 district court injunction which had temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's plans to terminate TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. However, because the appellate court has not issued its directive to the district court to make that ruling effective, the injunction remains in place as of December 7, 2020. A motion for rehearing en banc was due November 30, 2020. Ramos v. Nielsen (N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:18-cv-01554); (Ninth Cir. Case No. 18-16981).

    Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
  5. Biden Administration Action

    May 22, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On May 22, 2021, DHS Secretary Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for TPS.

    2021.05.29 Secretary Mayorkas Designates Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months


DHS Extends Protections For 4 Countries After Court Order

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