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AIC Practice Advisory: Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents

Mary Kenney, AIC, Sept. 11, 2017 - "Two courts of appeals have held that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may make an individual eligible for adjustment of status. In Ramirez v. Brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017), and Flores v. USCIS, 718 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2013), the courts held that...

TPS for South Sudan Extended for 18 Months - USCIS

USCIS, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of South Sudan (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan) through May 2, 2019. After consulting with the...

TPS for Sudan to Terminate in November 2018

USCIS, Sept. 18, 2018 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after reviewing country conditions, and after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials’ consultations...

Advance Copies of TPS Notifications for Sudan and South Sudan

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/21/2017 - " Termination of the Designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status : The designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 2, 2017. After reviewing country conditions and...

TPS Extended for South Sudan

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 182 / Thursday, September 21, 2017 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from...

USCIS Withdraws Sudan TPS Termination Notice...What Is Going On?

Federal Register, Sept. 21, 2017 Temporary Protected Status; Terminations: Sudan An unpublished Notice by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services PUBLIC INSPECTION DOCUMENT Editorial Note: An agency letter requesting withdrawal of this document was received after it was placed on public...

Advance Copy of Notice of Termination of TPS for Sudan in 2018

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/11/2017 - "The designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 2, 2017. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the Secretary of...

TPS for Sudan Terminates November 2, 2018

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - "The designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 2, 2017. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security...

U.S. Chamber Calls for Extension of TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti

Oct. 26, 2017 letter to DHS Acting Sec. Duke - "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges the Department of Homeland Security to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. These designations have been in place since 2001, 1999, and 2010 respectively...

DHS Action on TPS for Nicaragua, Honduras (Nov. 6, 2017)

DHS, Nov. 6, 2017 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on January 5,...

Expert: Ending TPS Divides Families

Maya Rhodan, Time Magazine, Nov. 7, 2017 - "The Trump Administration is moving to end a program that allowed some Nicaraguan citizens who fled after a natural disaster to stay in the U.S., as part of an overall stricter approach to immigration. The decision to end temporary protected status for...

DHS to Axe TPS for Haiti

DHS, Nov. 20, 2017 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019...

Business Community Opposes Trump on TPS Terminations

Yuki Noguchi, NPR, Dec. 6, 2017 - "The Trump administration has been eliminating some protections that allow more than 300,000 people to live and work in the U.S. under what is known as Temporary Protected Status. Many could face deportation when their status expires. An estimated 50,000 of them...

TPS for Honduras Extended, Terminated for Nicaragua

Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status - "[T]he TPS designation of Honduras is automatically extended for 6 months, from January 6, 2018 through July 5, 2018." Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status - "The designation...

TPS for El Salvador Should Be Extended: Report

Rathod, Jayesh and Stinchcomb, Dennis and Garcia, Victoria and Pillado, LaSarah and De Luna, María and Castañeda, Ricardo and Menkos, Jonathan and Urbina, Juan, Dec. 2017 - "In March 2001, the U.S. government announced the designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status ...

DHS Terminates TPS for Salvadorans, Effective Sept. 9, 2019

Jan. 8, 2018 - "Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador was required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay...

Congressman Who Helped Draft TPS Law Blasts Trump Termination for Salvadorans

U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, Jan. 8, 2018 - "Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) , a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S. foreign policy on Central America, released the following statement condemning the move by President Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen...

Expert: Ending TPS "Dividing Families"

Maya Rhodan, Time, Jan. 8, 2018 - "Temporary Protected Status is technically a temporary program, as the name suggests, but every 18 months since 2001 presidential administrations have renewed the status for the thousands of Salvadoran migrants who’d come to call the U.S. home. Cornell Law...

Advance Copies of TPS Terminations for El Salvador, Haiti

El Salvador - "The designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on March 9, 2018. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that conditions in El Salvador no longer...

What Comes Next: Potential Relief Options After the Termination of TPS

David Isaacson, Jan. 17, 2018 - "With the recent announcement that the Trump Administration will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 citizens of El Salvador effective September 2019 after previously terminating TPS for Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan , it seems appropriate...

Termination of TPS for Haiti, El Salvador: Official Federal Register Notices (Jan. 18, 2018)

Termination of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status - "The designation of Haiti for TPS is terminated effective at 11:59 p.m., local time, on July 22, 2019. The 60-day re-registration period runs from January 18, 2018 through March 19, 2018." Termination of the Designation...

Cyrus D. Mehta: Potential Adjustment of Status Options After the Termination of TPS

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 22, 2018 - "As President Trump restricts immigration, it is incumbent upon immigration lawyers to assist their clients with creative solutions available under law. The most recent example of Trump’s attack on immigration is the cancellation of Temporary Protected Status...

NAACP Sues DHS Over Haitian TPS Termination

NAACP, Jan. 24, 2018 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) designation for Haitian immigrants discriminates against immigrants of color, in violation of the Fifth Amendment, according to a new lawsuit filed today on behalf of...

Expert: DHS Decision on TPS Renewal for Syrians Could Be Signal

Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters, Jan. 25, 2018 - "TPS for Syrians will expire at the end of March unless the Department of Homeland Security decides to extend it. The decision, due by Jan. 30, will affect some 6,000 Syrians. If their status is withdrawn, they could lose the ability to work in the United...

DHS Extends TPS for Syria for 18 Months

DHS, Jan. 31, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After carefully reviewing conditions in Syria with interagency partners...