The Department of Homeland Security has said it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation for Nicaragua in January of 2019. The agency also said it will extend the TPS designation for Honduras, but only for a six-month period while it seeks additional information on whether continuation of the status is justified.
Background: Monday’s announcement follows reports last week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated to DHS that the TPS designations for Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti are no longer necessary. DHS has yet to make any announcements on El Salvador or Haiti, but announcements are expected soon given that TPS designations are set to expire for Haiti in January and for El Salvador in March.
BAL Analysis: DHS is advising Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries to apply for other visas or arrange to leave the U.S. by January of 2019. The agency also signaled that it may move to end the TPS designation for Honduras next summer, but it would likely provide a similar transition period. BAL will continue to follow developments on these issues, including any information on TPS designations for Haiti and El Salvador.
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