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
The Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, published a Federal Register Notice on Dec. 9, 2020, containing important information about the automatic nine-month extension of TPS and work authorization for TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal covered by court orders in the Ramos v. Wolf, Bhattarai v. Wolf, and Saget v. Trump litigation. Read more here.
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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.
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- 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.
Syria TPS received an 18-month extension on Aug. 2019. The next decision date will be Jan. 30, 2021.
Yemen TPS received an 18-month extension on Jan. 2020. The next decision date will be July 5, 2021.
Somalia TPS received an 18-month extension on Jan. 2020. The next decision date will be July 19, 2021.
South Sudan TPS received an 18-month extension on Sept. 3, 2020. The next decision date will be March 3, 2022.
Liberia DED is extended until Jan. 10, 2021.
The defense spending bill, signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, includes the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness provision, which enables Liberians who have been continuously present in the United States since Nov. 20, 2014, to apply for green cards. This provision puts them and certain immediate family members on the pathway to U.S. citizenship.