DHS Announces End of 20 Year Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua and Possibly Honduras

November 7, 2017

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced yesterday her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months  before the designation terminates on January 5, 2019. She stated that additional information is necessary regarding the TPS designation for Honduras, and therefore has made no determination regarding Honduras at this time. As a result of the inability to make a determination, the TPS designation for Honduras will be automatically extended for six months from the current January 5, 2018 date of expiration to the new expiration date of July 5, 2018.

In response to this announcement, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued a statement warning that this  decision by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 2,500 Nicaraguan nationals “will harm American families, businesses, and communities.:  And, although the Trump administration refrained from making a decision regarding TPS for Honduras, AILA noted that “the future of 57,000 Honduran nationals has been deferred for a mere six months.”

If you will be affected by the termination of TPS for Nicaragua or the possible termination of TPS for Honduras, our attorneys are available for a consultation.  Please call 215.925.0705 or email us at info@LHSCimmigration.com.

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