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DHS terminates TPS for Sudan

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 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.


    Federal Register Notice: Termination of the Designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
  2. Effective Date

    November 2, 2018
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    March 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."

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Current Status

Not in effect
March 2, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

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

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

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