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DHS formally terminates TPS for Haiti

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 18, 2018

    DHS Secretary terminates TPS for Haiti, following the agency's previous tentative decision not to extend the country's TPS designation. The Secretary determines that the "extraordinary but temporary" conditions that led to Haiti's TPS designation no longer exist. She delays the effective date of the termination for 18 months, until July 22, 2019, to ensure for an orderly transition.

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    2018.01.18 Termination of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
  2. Effective Date

    July 22, 2019
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    May 22, 2021

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

    This Biden administration policy reverses 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.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Other

    September 10, 2021

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

    This Biden administration action explains how the agency will comply with injunctions against the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On September 10, 2021, DHS announced that while the Ramos injunction remains in effect, beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan will retain their TPS unless it is withdrawn because of individual ineligibility. DHS automatically extended the validity of EADs for TPS beneficiaries affected by the injunction through Dec. 31, 2022.

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  6. Biden Administration Action: Other

    September 22, 2021

    Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of TPS Designations for Haiti

    This Biden administration action clarifies its treatment of the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On September 22, 2021, DHS clarified that it will not implement or enforce the termination of the 2011 Haiti TPS determination unless and until Saget v. Trump and Ramos v. Nielsen are reversed. Individuals covered under the 2011 Haiti TPS determination should register under the new determination to avoid losing TPS if the court orders are terminated.

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Current Status

Not in effect
May 22, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
September 10, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
September 22, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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