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DHS terminates TPS for Honduras

  1. Date Announced

    June 5, 2018

    DHS Secretary terminates TPS for Honduras on grounds of improved country conditions. To allow for an orderly transition, termination is delayed for 18 months until January 6, 2020. Hondurans who would have received TPS through January 5, 2020 are required to re-register for TPS. Termination is estimated to affect 60,000 Hondurans. [ID #38]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 6, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 13, 2019

    On March 13, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to temporarily halt its plans to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Nepal and Honduras, according to court documents filed yesterday in California federal district court case, Bhattarai v. Nielsen. In Bhattarai, affected foreign nationals are 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.

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

    DHS Agrees to Temporarily Continue TPS Status for Nepal and Honduras
  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
Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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Subsequent Actions

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