Is your DED or TPS expiring? Find out what you can do
Is your TPS or DED expiring? Read the latest updates for all TPS and DED programs. Find information about your country’s TPS. Learn about your options after TPS expires.
Update August 1, 2019: TPS Syria has been extended for 18 months.
Today the Department of Homeland Security extended TPS Syria for eighteen months from September 30, 2019. See TPS Syria for more details.
Update June 2019: Parents with children in the CAM program should get a letter from the US government.
Are you from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and was your application to the Central American Minors Program (CAM) conditionally approved? Do you still have legal status in the USA? The government is starting to process approved CAM applications. The government is sending a letter like this to parents who were conditionally approved for CAM. If you believe you still qualify and have not received the letter, IRAP can help you. Read information about CAM from IRAP and find contact information for IRAP.
Update May 2019: What did the government announce about Nepal TPS and Honduras TPS in May 2019?
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the TPS designations for Nepal and Honduras will retain their TPS, provided that an individual’s TPS status is not withdrawn because of ineligibility.” This announcement is because of a court decision.
Update April 2019: News about the children of TPS holders from Honduras, El Salvador and of people from Guatemala
April 12, 2019: A US court has said the US government must process the children who were approved to come to the USA under the Central American Minors Program. The children were coming to join their parents, many of whom are TPS holders from Honduras and El Salvador. But the program was closed by the government in 2017, and almost 2,700 children were stopped from coming. The court order only applies to children who were already in the program. The program is not taking any new applications.
Update March 2019: What is the latest news about DED for Liberians?
March 28, 2019: The US government has announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for people from Liberia has been extended until March 30, 2020.
Update February/March 2019: What is the latest news about TPS?
February 28, 2019: the Department of Homeland Security said TPS has been temporarily extended for four countries. TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua will get an automatic extension to January 2020. The extension applies to employment authorization documents too. Read the DHS notice.
March 8, 2019: the Department of Homeland Security said TPS had been extended for South Sudan. Read the DHS notice about South Sudan.
March 12, 2019: the government agreed to delay the end of TPS for Honduras and Nepal. TPS for these two countries will not end until further notice is given. The final date will depend on the result of a court case. If the court case result allows TPS to end, Nepali and Honduran TPS holders will still have at least 120 days to leave after the order is given. We will update this page as soon as we have more information. You can also check the USCIS website for announcements. Check for any new USCIS announcements about Honduras and Nepal here.
What happened to my TPS?
In 2017, the US government said that the TPS program is slowly ending. TPS and DED expires (ends) for people on different dates. Some of these dates may change again due to a court case that has not been decided yet.
Please click on the country names below for information about TPS by country and about your options. The information is in English and translated into your own language.
TPS for El Salvador expires on January 2, 2020.
TPS for Haiti expires on January 2, 2020.
TPS for Honduras expires on January 5, 2020, but this deadline may change due to a court decision.
DED for people from Liberia has been extended until March 30, 2020.
TPS for Nepal has been extended until March 24, 2020, due to a court decision.
TPS for Nicaragua expires on January 2, 2020.
TPS for Somalia expires on March 17, 2020.
TPS for South Sudan expires on November 2, 2020.
TPS for Sudan expires on January 2, 2020.
TPS for Syria expires on March 31, 2021.
TPS for Yemen expires on March 3, 2020.
What does this mean for me and my family?
If you are a TPS holder from one of the above countries, your protection will end on the dates shown above. This means you will have to change your status or leave the United States. If you do nothing, you will become an undocumented immigrant. You will risk arrest and deportation.
What should I do now if my TPS is expiring?
1) Read the page above that is about your country’s TPS or DED.
2) You can also read information online to make sure you are informed about your choices.
3) You can seek legal help from a professional who specializes in immigration.
4) Read more information online:
- Making sense of the administration’s decisions on Temporary Protected Status: a quick guide for TPS holders in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole
- Informed Immigrant TPS resources
- Adjustment opportunities for people with TPS and people whose TPS will expire
- CLINIC information sheet
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How to help TPS holders
What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?
TPS offers protection to people in the United States who cannot safely go back to their homeland. This may be because of conflict or because of natural disasters. TPS applies to some people from just ten countries.
TPS allows people to stay in the United States and work legally, but it does not give them citizenship or a green card. TPS holders can stay at least six months. Some TPS holders have been allowed to stay for more than ten years.
Who is helping?
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to immigration reform that welcomes all newcomers and treats all human beings with dignity and respect. Its members work together to advocate for just and equitable immigration policies, educate faith communities, and serve immigrant populations around the country.
Go the IIC website to find ways you can take action to help defend TPS. You can help TPS holders in your community and across the United States.
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