Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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Sept. 14 court decision on TPS

On September 14, 2020 a federal court of appeals in the Ninth Circuit overruled a district court injunction that had prevented the Department of Homeland Security from ending Temporary Protected Status for residents of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan. It is important to know that this decision does not immediately end TPS. Read more.

TPS Extended for Citizens of Somalia and Yemen

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for citizens of Somalia currently maintaining TPS status in the US. The TPS extension will last until September 17, 2021. TPS was also recently extended to September 3, 2021 for citizens of Yemen. More information on TPS extensions and expiration dates for citizens of all countries covered by the TPS program here.

Temporary Protected Status extended for citizens of certain countries

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that Temporary Protected Status will be extended until January 4, 2021 for citizens of the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Separately, USCIS extended TPS for citizens of Syria, through March 31, 2021.  More information, in multiple languages, is available on the TPS page of the USCIS website. Those who qualify should regularly check the TPS webpage in addition to consulting with an immigration attorney/nonprofit legal service organization to learn more about this extension. 

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Last updated Oct 5, 2020



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