Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective June 24, 2015 through December 24, 2016. Under section 244(b)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign […]

18-Month Extension and Re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

On May 17, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the re-designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the country’s current TPS designation for 18 months—through January 22, 2013. Secretary Napolitano first announced that she was designating Haiti for TPS on Jan. 15, 2010, after major earthquakes devastated the country. Following […]

USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for Temporary Protected Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Haitian nationals that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Jan. 18, 2011. Haitian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2010, and who meet other TPS eligibility requirements, must file their applications for TPS no later than Jan. 18, 2011. […]

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Somalia

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on November 2, 2010, that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia from the current expiration of March 17, 2011, through the new expiration date of September 17, 2012. This extension comes in light of country conditions in […]

18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will extend Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for 18 months, through Jan. 5, 2012, to eligible nationals of Honduras and people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras. This extension does not apply to Hondurans who entered the United States after Dec. 30, 1998. Certain nationals of Honduras […]

Haitian TPS Factsheet

Here is some good information about the recently enacted Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitian nationals following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010.  This fact sheet provides information about who is eligible to apply for TPS from Haiti and what the basic requirements are. The registration period to apply for TPS is […]

18-Month Temporary Protected Status Granted for Haiti

On January 15,2010, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. The U.S. government already extends temporary protected status to nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia and Sudan under a law that is […]