TPS for Nicaragua Ends – Honduras Awaits a Decision
On November 6, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua, effectively ending the legal authorization for over five thousand Nicaraguan Nationals to live and work in the United States. DHS has delayed the official termination date until January 5, 2019.
The jury is still out on Honduras. DHS continues to gather information and data about the current country conditions in Nicaragua in order to determine whether to keep the TPS designation for the country. Since a determination has not been made for Honduras, the country’s TPS is automatically extended an additional six months, through July 5, 2018. Those who can, are urged to renew their work authorization documents as they will only be given a six month extension rather than the standard one-year extension.