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DHS terminates TPS for Nepal

  1. Date Announced

    April 26, 2018

    DHS Secretary terminates TPS for Nepal but delays expiration until June 24, 2019, to allow for an orderly transition. The Secretary bases her termination decision on a finding that the disruption of living conditions that resulted from a 2015 earthquake have decreased and are no longer substantial. [ID#15]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 24, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 13, 2019

    On March 13, 2019, DHS agreed to temporarily halt its plans to terminate TPS for individuals from Nepal and Honduras, according to court documents filed in federal district court case, Bhattarai et al v Nielsen et al., 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. On Nov. 1, 2019, DHS announced the automatic extension the validity of TPS-related documents for Nepal and Honduras through Jan. 4, 2021.

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

    2019.11.01 USCIS Update on Bhattarai v. Nielsen
  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

Commentary

Fragomen: DHS Agrees to Temporarily Continue TPS Status for Nepal and Honduras

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