Date AnnouncedJan. 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.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeJuly 22, 2019
Subsequent ActionSeptember 14, 2020
On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit overturned the district court injunction which had temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's plans to terminate TPS for several countries, including Haiti. However, because the appellate court has not issued its directive to the district court to make that ruling effective, the injunction currently remains in effect. A motion for rehearing en banc was due 11/30/20. Ramos v. Nielsen (N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:18-cv-01554), (9th Cir. Case No. 18-16981). A preliminary injunction issued by the E.D.N.Y. also blocking the termination of Haitian TPS remains in effect and is pending a decision on appeal at the Second Circuit. Saget v. Trump (E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:18-cv-01599)(2d Cir. Case No. 19-1685).Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
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Biden Administration ActionMay 22, 2021
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.2021.05.29 Secretary Mayorkas Designates Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
On August 25, 2016, the Obama administration extended the TPS designation of Haiti for 18 months, from January 23, 2016 through July 22, 2017. Haiti was initially designated for TPS in January 2010, and re-designated in 2011.Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
Biden Administration Action
- New Policy Document
- Prior Policy Document
Subsequent Action Document
- Biden Administration Action Document