Nationwide- This morning the Department of Homeland Security announced an 18 month Extension of TPS for approximately 340,000 nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal and Nicaragua. These protections had been terminated by the Trump Administration but remained active due to the ongoing Ramos vs Mayorkas TPS litigation, set for a hearing next Thursday June 22, 2023.
As we continue to wait on further details on these extensions through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Register it is important to note that each country has different extension dates, re-registration periods and requirements.
In Response Staff Members of the Central American Resource Center Have Issued the Following Statements:
“This extension was long overdue and is the direct result of the advocacy and power of TPS holders throughout the years to restore protections that were under attack. This would not have been possible without the relentless organizing led by TPS families across the county. While the extension of TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua provides some sigh of relief it is clear that today’s announcement is the bare minimum that is in the power of the Biden Administration to do in order to protect our communities. We demand that the Biden Administration serve justice to the TPS community by redesignating TPS now, said Martha Arevalo, CARECEN-LA, Executive Director.
“Each country has its own requirements and re-registration period so it is important to stay informed. The first re-registration period is for El Salvador, which begins on July 12, 2023. Nepal, Nicaragua, and Honduras will follow with re-registration periods that begin in October and November 2023. TPS holders must be cautious of notarios and attorneys who say that they can apply for TPS immediately. They must wait until the publication of the Federal Register Notice and the beginning of their country’s re-registration period before applying.
For more information on the legal requirements for TPS Re-registration, CARECEN will be hosting a legal updates presentation on June 14, 2023 at 6pm. The event will be in-person at CARECEN’s Los Angeles office (2845 W. Seventh Street Los Angeles, CA 90005) and streaming on CARECEN’s Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Carecen.LA,” said Camila Alvarez, CARECEN-LA, Legal Director.