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USCIS recommends termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

  1. Date Announced

    April 10, 2017

    USCIS concludes that conditions in Haiti no longer support TPS designation and therefore recommends termination. But the memo suggests delaying the effective date until January 22, 2018, which would allow extension of TPS benefits for an additional 6 months. [ID# 13]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 22, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    November 20, 2017

    Acting on recommendation, DHS Secretary later announces termination of TPS for Haiti in November 2017.

    2017.11.20 Termination of the Designation of Haiti TPS
  4. Subsequent Action

    September 14, 2018

    On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit overturned the district court injunction which had temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's plans to terminate TPS for several countries, including Haiti. A motion for rehearing en banc is currently due 11/30/20. Ramos v. Nielsen (N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:18-cv-01554), (Ninth Cir. Case No. 18-16981). A preliminary injunction issued by the E.D.N.Y. also blocking the termination of Haitian TPS is currently pending a decision on appeal at the Second Circuit as of 10/21/20. Saget v. Trump (E.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:18-cv-01599)(Second Cir. Case No. 19-1685).

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

    Ninth Circuit Ramos Decision
  5. Subsequent Action

Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Subsequent Actions

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