This resource helps advocates track upcoming TPS decision dates, number of TPS holders per country, key historical information, and more.
The White House announced on March 30, 2020, that the termination period for Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, for Liberia is extended until Jan. 10, 2021. The decision was made in order “to facilitate uninterrupted work authorization for those currently in the United States under DED who are eligible to apply for [Lawful Permanent Resident] status under the LRIF provision.” A Federal Register Notice containing instructions for maintaining work authorization is forthcoming. Additional information will be posted on this page and distributed through CLINIC’s Agency Updates email list as it becomes available. Sign up for CLINIC email lists here and check back on this page often.
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.
Sep. 3, 2020 - South Sudan
Jan. 30, 2021 - Syria
July 5, 2021 - Yemen
July 19, 2021 - Somalia
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.
Nepal TPS has been automatically extended through March 24, 2020 through the Bhattarai v. Nielsen lawsuit.
Honduras TPS termination is under preliminary injunction in the Bhattarai v. Nielsen lawsuit. DHS is expected to provide more information in Nov. 2019, approximately 45 days before Jan. 5, 2020, when TPS for Honduras had been set to terminate (and when current Honduran TPS documents will expire).
South Sudan TPS received an 18-month extension on March 3, 2019. The next decision date will be Sep. 3, 2020.
Syria TPS received an 18-month extension in Aug. 2019. The next decision date will be Jan. 30, 2021.
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.
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