The Fate of TPS Recipients to be Determined
Nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua, who have been permitted to live in the U.S. because of natural disasters and violence that have occurred in their countries, now await a decision on whether or not their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with be extended or terminated.
The Department of Homeland Security will have to decide whether they are extending the TPD for 6, 12 or 18 months. A decision for Honduras and Nicaragua must be made by November 6th and a decision for El Salvador and Haiti must be made by November 23 and January 5, respectively.
Many of the nationals from these designated countries have lived in the United States for over a decade and have built lives here. The idea of them being forced to leave is not only troubling for the nationals but for their families, and especially their US citizen children.
According to Immigration Impact, with the loss of DACA, if Trump decides to terminate TPS, there will be an additional one million undocumented immigrants in the United States. These TPS holders stand to lose the ability to maintain lawful work authorization and will be unable to support their families.