What You Should Know About TPS for El Salvador

Updated 9/15/2022

TPS for El Salvador Continues through December 31, 2022
On September 10, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for 15-months, until December 31, 2022. TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible people from certain countries who are unable to return home safely because of unsafe conditions or circumstances in their home countries.

In 2018, the Trump administration tried to end TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal. However, following lawsuits (in the Ramos, Saget, and Bhattarai cases), DHS extended TPS for these six countries while the lawsuits continued. The 15-month extension is automatic and does not require an application or a fee.

TPS Work Permits Remain Valid until December 31, 2022
With the extension of TPS for El Salvador, work permits remain valid until December 31, 2022. This means that TPS holders from El Salvador are able to continue to legally work in the U.S. even if their work permits have an expiration date on them before December 31, 2022.

TPS Holders Should Seek Reputable Legal Assistance
It is important for individuals, even in TPS status, to investigate whether they may be eligible for any other type of immigration benefits and, if not, to explore their options affecting everything from mortgages to family arrangements. Beware of scammers. Find a reputable legal service provider near you.

Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
Join our efforts to protect our friends and families from deportation, many of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades raising families and contributing to our communities. Urge your senator to tell President Biden to redesignate El Salvador for TPS now: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving advance parole.

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