The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Nov. 1, 2019, the extension of the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The announcement is based on a Federal Register notice that automatically extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively, TPS-related documentation). The new validity dates for the affected countries are:
|TPS Designation(s)||Current Expiration Date||New Expiration Date|
|El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan||Jan. 2, 2020||Jan. 4, 2021|
|Honduras||Jan. 5, 2020||Jan. 4, 2021|
|Nepal||March 24, 2020||Jan. 4, 2021|
The extension of TPS-related documentation is in compliance with the preliminary injunctions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et. al. and two other preliminary injunctions from the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California. Should the government prevail in Ramos, the termination of TPS for Nicaragua and Sudan will take effect no earlier than 120 days from any appellate mandate to the district court, and the termination of TPS for El Salvador will take effect no earlier than 265 days from any appellate mandate to the Ramos district court, to allow for orderly transition for affected TPS beneficiaries.