Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
This resource helps advocates track upcoming TPS decision dates, number of TPS holders per country, key historical information, and more.
Latest on TPS and DED
DED for Venezuela was designated for 18 months on Jan. 19, 2021. DED for Liberia was reinstated on Jan. 20, 2021. More details for both countries are forthcoming and will be published in the Federal Register.
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a life-saving immigration status that allows foreign nationals to remain in the U.S. if during the time they were in the U.S. something catastrophic happened in their country of origin preventing their safe return – for example war, famine, natural disaster, or epidemic. TPS allows people to work legally and be protected from deportation.
Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, like TPS, allows foreign nationals to be protected from deportation and have the opportunity to work. DED is granted through the President’s foreign relations power.
- Upcoming TPS Decision Dates
Jan. 30, 2021 - Syria
July 5, 2021 - Yemen
July 19, 2021 - Somalia
March 3, 2022 - South Sudan
- Quick Updates on TPS and DED Decisions
Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras TPS has been automatically extended through Oct. 4, 2021 through the Ramos v. Nielsen and Bhattarai v. Nielsen lawsuit.
Yemen TPS received an 18-month extension in Jan. 2020. The next decision date will be July 5, 2021.
Somalia TPS received an 18-month extension in Jan. 2020. The next decision date will be July 19, 2021.
South Sudan TPS received an 18-month extension in Sept. 3, 2020. The next decision date will be March 3, 2022.
Syria TPS received an 18-month extension and redesignation in Jan. 2021. The next decision date will be July 31, 2022.
Liberia DED is designated until June 30, 2022.
Venezuela DED is designated until July 20, 2022.
- Practitioner Resources
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