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DHS terminates TPS for Nicaragua

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 6, 2017

    DHS Secretary announces termination of TPS for Nicaragua after determining that the country conditions under which the country was designated have ceased to exist. The Secretary provides a 12-month period for an orderly transition and also determines that the Nicaraguan government can adequately handle the return of their nationals.

    [ID# 23]

    DHS Memorandum: Nicaragua's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
  2. Effective Date

    January 5, 2019

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • May 16, 2016

    On May 16, 2016, the Obama administration extended the TPS designation of Nicaragua for 18 months, from July 6, 2016 through January 5, 2018. Nicaragua had been designated for TPS since 1999.

    Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

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