Original Date AnnouncedOctober 11, 2017
DHS Secretary terminates TPS for Sudan but delays expiration for 12 months, until November 2, 2018, to allow for an orderly transition. The Secretary bases her termination decision on a finding that conditions in Sudan have sufficiently improved such that TPS is no longer warranted.
[ID#20]Federal Register Notice: Termination of the Designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
Effective DateNovember 2, 2018
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
October 3, 2018
On Oct. 3, 2018, Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction preventing DHS from implementing TPS terminations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan while the case is resolved on its merits.
September 14, 2020
Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit overturned the 2018 district court injunction which had temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's plans to terminate TPS for several countries, including Sudan. However, because the appellate court has not issued its directive to the district court to make that ruling effective, the injunction remains in place. Ramos v. Nielsen (N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:18-cv-01554); (Ninth Cir. Case No. 18-16981).View Document
**Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**
December 9, 2020
Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
DHS announced that beneficiaries under the TPS designation for Sudan will retain their TPS while the preliminary injunction in Ramos and the Bhattarai order remain in effect, provided that the TPS is not withdrawn because of individual ineligibility. Although a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the injunction in Ramos on September 14, 2020, the appellate court had not issued its directive to the district court to make that ruling effective and the injunction thus has remained in place as of 12/09/20.View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMarch 2, 2022
2022.03.02 Secretary Mayorkas Designates Sudan and Extends and Redesignates South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
This Biden administration policy revokes/replaces the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On March 3, 2022, DHS designated Sudan and redesignated and extended South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status. Individuals from Sudan and South Sudan who have been continuously present in the United States since March 1, 2022, are eligible under these designations. The designations were made for 18 months.
As to Sudanese individuals who were granted TPS status pursuant to the previous TPS designation identified in this entry, USCIS guidance states, "[e]xisting TPS Sudan beneficiaries retain their TPS and TPS-related documents through December 31, 2022, and DHS will continue to extend the benefit and documents, as required by court order. However, these beneficiaries are also strongly encouraged to register under the new designation of Sudan to receive TPS benefits for the full 18-month period."View Document
Current StatusNot in effectMarch 2, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration
Original Trump Policy StatusTrump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Program TerminationSubject Matter: TPSAgencies Affected: USCIS
Associated or Derivative Policies
Pre Trump-Era Policies
January 25, 2016
On January 25, 2016, the Obama administration extended the TPS designation of Sudan for 18 months, from May 3, 2016 through November 2, 2017, determining that an extension was warranted because the conditions in Sudan that prompted the 2013 TPS re-designation continued to be met.2016.01.25 Extension of the TPS Designation of Sudan