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TPS Extended Through January 2, 2020, for Nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended temporary protected status (TPS) through January 2, 2020, for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. DHS provided the extension to comply with an October 2018 preliminary injunction issued in Ramos v. Nielsen by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which requires DHS to postpone its plans to terminate TPS for the four countries until the case has been decided. The TPS extension does not apply to nationals of Nepal or Honduras because neither country was included in the Ramos litigation.

As a result of the DHS extension, TPS holders from affected countries are permitted to remain in the United States and continue to work through January 2, 2020. Employers may want to consult the Federal Register for details about how to comply with employment verification requirements.

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Melissa Manna, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Raleigh, Immigration Practice Group Writer
Immigration Practice Group Writer

Melissa Manna is an Immigration Practice Group Writer. Her primary focus is writing and editing legal articles relating to immigration for the firm’s online and print publications, websites, and newsletters.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Melissa spent 9 years as in-house counsel at TowerCo, one of the largest independent wireless tower companies in the U.S., representing the company in all aspects of commercial real estate. During that time she managed due diligence, advised and implemented risk management solutions, and closed transactions...