December 7, 2020: Nine-Month Extension Announced for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended until October 2021 for Sudan, Honduras, Salvador, Haiti, Nepal, and Nicaragua.

TPS provides a mechanism for the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to authorize a temporary immigration status for people already in the United States when it is determined they cannot return safely to their country. While each designation only lasts for six to 18 months, many designations have been repeatedly renewed, resulting in individuals and families living in the United States under its protections for decades. In total, an estimated 400,000 foreign nationals are living in the U.S. under TPS.