Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nicaragua, Haiti Terminated

December 06, 2017 • Zach DiSchiano

In November, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua and Haiti.

The termination for Nicarauga will be delayed for an orderly transition and will go into effect January 5, 2019. The termination of TPS for Haiti will be effective July 22, 2019. This will allow individuals with TPS to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible, or, if necessary, arrange for their departure.

The DHS also is considering the removal of the TPS designation for Honduras, but has yet to make a final decision. Consequently, the designation for Honduras will automatically be extended for six months from the present January 5, 2018, date of expiration.

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