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Temporary Protected Status Extended to 2020 for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan

TPS employment authorization has been extended automatically until January 2, 2020, for beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.

In October 2018, a preliminary injunction was issued in Ramos v. Nielsen, preventing implementation of the Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for the four countries.  At that time, DHS announced that if the injunction were still pending in March 2019, it would extend all TPS-related documents until January 2020 – and that is exactly what it did. Detailed information about the automatic extension is published in the Federal Register.

The TPS extension does not apply to Nepal or Honduras because neither country was included in the Ramos lawsuit. However, in February 2019, TPS beneficiaries from those two countries filed a class action similar to Ramos in the federal court for the Northern District of California.  That case is pending.

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Michael H. Neifach, Jackson Lewis, Employment visa Lawyer, border security matters attorney
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Michael Neifach is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a recognized leader on immigration, visa and border security matters, and he is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Mr. Neifach has held senior positions at the White House Homeland Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served as General Counsel at ICE from July 2007 through January 2009. Following his government service, Mr. Neifach oversaw...

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