TPS Honduras: ¿qué puede hacer cuando caduque su TPS?
Aquí hay información sobre TPS para personas de Honduras.
Here is information about TPS for people from Honduras.
PS Honduras – ¿Cuándo vence mi TPS?
TPS Honduras – when does my TPS expire?
TPS Honduras: el TPS para personas de Honduras vence el 5 de enero de 2020, pero esto puede cambiar después de una decisión judicial. El gobierno emitió un nuevo anuncio el 10 de mayo de 2019. El gobierno dice: “Los beneficiarios con las designaciones de TPS para Nepal y Honduras mantendrán su TPS, siempre que el estado de TPS de una persona no se retire debido a la inelegibilidad”.
TPS Honduras – TPS for people from Honduras expires on January 5, 2020, but this may change after a court decision. The government issued a new announcement on May 10, 2019. The government says, “Beneficiaries under the TPS designations for Nepal and Honduras will retain their TPS, provided that an individual’s TPS status is not withdrawn because of ineligibility.”
¿Qué pasa después?
What happens next?
El gobierno debe proporcionar más información en noviembre, 45 días antes de que expire TPS Honduras. Actualizaremos esta página en cuanto tengamos más información.
The government should give more information in November, 45 days before TPS Honduras expires. We will update this page as soon as we have more information.
Si el resultado del caso en el tribunal permite que se termine el TPS, los titulares del TPS de Honduras todavía tendrán al menos 120 días (o hasta el 5 de enero de 2020, si es más tarde) para irse después de que se dé la orden.
If the court case result allows TPS to end, Honduran TPS holders will still have at least 120 days (or until January 5, 2020, if that is later) to leave after the order is given.
¿Necesito volver a registrarme? ¿Qué pasa con mi autorización de trabajo?
Do I need to re-register? What about my work authorization?
USCIS está extendiendo algunos EAD emitidos para TPS Honduras hasta enero de 2020. Desplácese hacia abajo en la página de USCIS hasta “Extensión automática del documento de autorización de empleo (EAD)” y haga clic en el signo + para obtener más detalles.
USCIS is extending some EADs issued for TPS Honduras through January 2020. Scroll down on the USCIS page to “Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension” and click the + sign for more details.
¿Preguntas sobre la inscripción tardía?
Questions about registering late?
USCIS puede aceptar una solicitud de registro tardío o reinscripción si tiene una buena causa. Vaya a esta página de USCIS y haga clic en “Presentación tardía” para averiguar si califica.
USCIS may accept a late registration or re-registration application if you have good cause. Go to this USCIS page and click on “Filing Late” to find out if you qualify.
¿Qué pasa cuando el TPS expira?
What happens when TPS expires?
Si su TPS caduca, su estado legal volverá a ser lo que era antes. Puede solicitar cambiar su estado o puede salir de los Estados Unidos. Esto se llama ajustar su estado.
If your TPS expires, your legal status will go back to what it was before. You can apply to change your status or you can leave the United States. This is called adjusting your status.
What can I do?
Until there is a decision, you can keep updated on all new information. You can learn about your options if TPS expires, and prepare yourself and your family for your next step.
You can meet with a lawyer
If you cannot meet a lawyer in person, LegalZoom is a reputable website that will give you a one-hour free consultation with a lawyer. This means you can meet online for one hour with an immigration lawyer or legal aide. If you do this, make sure you have all of your questions ready ahead of time and someone to interpret for you if you need. After your one-hour consultation, they will try to have you sign up as a paid client. Do not sign anything unless you have money to pay for the lawyer.
What if I can’t meet with a lawyer? What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
We know many individuals cannot meet with a lawyer. Here is more information to help you understand your options. This is not legal advice but instead information to help you consider your choices.
Find help online
Immi helps immigrants understand their legal options. You can use their online screening tool to guide you to your best options. Take the immi interview to see if you qualify for a different immigration status. Immi’s legal information and referral advice are always free.
You can also download a factsheet about Temporary Protected Status in the United States for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti from the American Immigration Council.
You can try to change your status
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says:
“TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status. However, registration for TPS does not prevent you from:
- Applying for non-immigrant status
- Filing for adjustment of status based on an immigrant petition
- Applying for any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible”
Applying for non-immigrant status
Even if TPS is considered a qualification to adjust status, you must be eligible to apply. You may apply for a green card if you entered lawfully and meet other requirements. These may be because of your family or your job. Find out how to apply for citizenship.
Applying for asylum
Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
TPS holders can apply for asylum status, especially if they have been here a year or less. If you have been here for less than a year, you should APPLY NOW. However, it is very important that you know the USCIS has recently changed how asylum applications are processed. Now, they are reviewing the most recent applications first. Once you submit an application for asylum, it might be a very short time before your case is heard. So, you most only apply for asylum if you do qualify because otherwise you risk having your case heard and then being deported. Here is the form to apply for asylum (this is a legal form and it would be best if you had a lawyer to help you complete the form).
If you have been in the U.S. more than one year, you can still apply for asylum but it will be more difficult (and it is already hard to win an asylum case).
Find out more about how to apply for asylum.
Applying for other protected status
Some TPS holders may stay in the United States under special visas. There are visas for victims of human trafficking, battered spouses, children or parents and victims of other crimes.
If you are a woman and think you might qualify for a special visa because of violence, abuse or another reason, you can contact the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.
If you entered without documents
Depending on where you live, you may be able to apply for change of status even if you entered the United States without paperwork. This is because gaining TPS counts as admission in some parts of the United States.
Can I ask my work to sponsor me?
It is possible for your employer to help you stay lawfully in the United States by sponsoring you. Your employer will have to go through a long process with USCIS. Depending on the kind of work you do, your employer may be able to get you a special visa or permit. If they want to help you, they should start the process now to find out if you are eligible. Employers can find more information from USCIS. However, normally only immigrants who are highly skilled are able to find employers who will sponsor them. These might include doctors, engineers, and tech workers. If you work at a basic or entry level job, do not ask your employer for this option.
What will happen if I stay in the country without documents? (What if I become an illegal immigrant?)
If you stay in the country without documents, you risk being deported or arrested. Here are some pages with more information to help you understand your rights and what to do if you are detained.
Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources about different situations were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.
Arabic, English, Spanish, Somali, Urdu, Mandarin, French, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. Manuals for LGBTQ immigrants, adults, and unaccompanied children.
This leaflet from CLINIC in Spanish will help you understand your risk of arrest if you are or become undocumented.
How to contact the Embassy of Honduras in the USA
Your embassy may post new information about TPS. You can find your country’s US embassy website here.
The address of the embassy is 3007 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC 20008.
The phone number is:(202) 966-7702.
Here is a link to the embassy’s page about TPS.
The Embassy of Honduras also has consulates in other cities. Here is a list of consulates.
Are you looking for information to advocate for TPS holders?
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition offers resources to help you take action.
Information provided with the support of CWS and CLINIC. Other information on this page comes from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Register, USCIS and other trusted sources. It is intended for guidance and is updated as often as possible. USAHello does not give legal advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal advice. If you are looking for a free or low-cost lawyer or legal help, we can help you find free and low-cost legal services.