Updated 11/3/2022

What’s Happening Now for Salvadoran, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Nepali TPS Holders?

Salvadoran, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Nepali TPS holders remain in TPS status (Temporary Protected Status) while the lawsuit, Ramos v. Mayorkas, resumes at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Ramos lawyers and DOJ together requested the opportunity to file briefs to update the Court.  During the period when the Ramos case continues, the Trump administration's wrongful termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Nepal is halted and TPS holders are protected.

Current rules end work authorization for TPS holders from the four countries on December 31, 2022. However, we are urging the administration to redesignate TPS for the four countries, and to take immediate action to ensure that work authorization and TPS are extended.  In addition, the pending Ramos case will require the extension of work authorization for TPS holders.

In the meantime, TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Nepal continue to be protected and receive work authorization provided based on a September 10, 2021, Federal Register notice. TPS  holders may show employers a copy of the Federal Register notice and his or her Employment Authorization Document card to prove work authorization. We expect an updated Federal Register notice to be issued soon to inform TPS holders and their employers of the automatic extension of work authorization for these TPS holders.  

We are joining forces with our partners to demand action from the administration.  Please join us in urging President Biden to redesignate TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Nepal. Call the White House comment line at 1-877-267-5060 and tweet at President Biden here.

While we are urging the Biden administration to continue and include more recent arrivals for your country’s TPS, please remember:

DO NOT PANIC. The Ramos lawsuit is not over and TPS holders continue to have permission to be in the US. No one is threatened with deportation on December 31, 2022.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE WORKING. While your work authorization is set to expire on December 31, 2022, we are confident that there will soon be an automatic work authorization extension. Your TPS status will also be extended at that time.

DO NOT TRAVEL OR SELF-DEPORT. If you travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving advance parole you may not be allowed to return to the U.S.

EXPLOR YOUR OPTIONS. It is important to investigate whether you may be eligible for any other type of immigration benefits. Visit iAmerica.org/immi for more information.

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS. Find a reputable legal service provider near you.

TAKE ACTION. Tell your family and friends to join us in urging President Biden to redesignate these countries for TPS. Text TPS to 802495.

Click on your country for more information: El Salvador | Honduras | Nepal | Nicaragua

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