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DHS terminates TPS for Sudan

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 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.


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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 2, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    September 14, 2020

    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. A petition for rehearing en banc is due November 30, 2020. Ramos v. Nielsen (N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:18-cv-01554); (Ninth Cir. Case No. 18-16981).

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

    Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action

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