The End of TPS for El Salvador
It was announced today by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans has been terminated. DHS Secretary, Nielsen has given an 18 month delay, making the termination take effect on September 9, 2019. The Secretary has determined that the original conditions that granted Salvadorans TPS no longer exist, thus TPS should be terminated.
The 18 month delay for the TPS termination allows nationals of El Salvador to seek alternative lawful immigration status. Salvadorans with TPS will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States until the termination of TPS Sept. 9, 2019. Further details about this termination for TPS, including the re-registration period, will appear in a Federal Register notice. Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries should not submit re-registration applications until the re-registration period is announced through the Federal Register notice.