As an immigration law firm, it is our duty to keep tabs on any changes in policy by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Recently, there were a few changes made that directly impacts those who were covered by Temporary Protected Status in South Sudan, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
On September 18, 2017, the USCIS announced that Temporary Protected Status for nationals of South Sudan will only be protected under this designation until November 2, 2018. The reason for the termination of TPS for South Sudan is that the acting secretary of Homeland Security had reason to believe that the conditions that were present when TPS was initiated are no longer present.
Nicaragua and Honduras
On November 6, 2017, it was announced that Temporary Protected Status for both Nicaragua and Honduras will be terminated. TPS for Honduras will be terminated on July 5, 2018, and for Nicaragua, it will be terminated on January 5, 2019. TPS was initially supposed to be terminated for Honduras on January 5, 2018 but was extended for six months due to the USCIS’ inability to determine conditions.
For anyone who is subject to the extension, it is important that they renew their Employment Authorization Documents in order to make sure they can continue to work the entire time they are in the United States under TPS. If you have questions about how these changes may affect you, contact our firm today.
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and obtain your initial consultation.