TPS for Nicaraguans Ends and TPS Decision for Hondurans Is Still Pending

TPS For Nicaraguans Ends and for Hondurans Still Pending Last night, on November 6, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua. This decision means that 5,300 Nicaraguan citizens will lose their temporary status to live and work in the United States, even though many have lived legally here for nearly 20 years. The effective date of the TPS termination for Nicaragua will be delayed by 12 months, until January 5, 2019. Regarding Honduras, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke concluded that “despite receiving information from a broad spectrum of sources, it is necessary to have additional time to obtain and evaluate supplemental information regarding the country’s conditions in Honduras in order to make a deliberately appropriate TPS designation determination. Because no determination has been made today means an automatic extension of the current TPS designation for Honduras for six months, until July 5, 2018. Nicaraguans and Hondurans with TPS must apply once again to renew employment authorization documents. Although Hondurans will only be able to renew them for six months and Nicaraguans for one year, they must still apply in order to legally work in the United States until the end of the respective termination or extension periods. These residents who have been here for so many years deserve a permanent solution and the right to remain. It is up to Congress to act. Meanwhile, there are still possible solutions for people with TPS who can end up with permanent residency with the laws and legal mechanisms that exist today. But there is not much time to act. Call and make your appointment with Attorney Abraham B. Cardenas right now for a free consultation to determine if you may qualify for one of these solutions. Call now!! There’s no time to waste. You have to consult with a lawyer right away!! Only a consultation with an immigration attorney who has extensive experience in the subject can reveal whether you have a chance to arrange your status before your TPS expires. Contact us now, to advise you.

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