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DHS formally terminates TPS for Haiti

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 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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    See Biden administration action below.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 22, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    September 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).

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
  4. Biden Administration Action

    May 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
Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action

Biden Administration Action

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