CLINIC Celebrates the TPS Automatic Extension for Ramos Countries

SILVER SPRING, Maryland - The Biden administration has announced that a Federal Register Notice will be published on Nov. 16, 2022, which will extend Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, and related employment authorization for 18 months for TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal, through June 30, 2024.

“This is wonderful news for individuals and families from these six countries relying on TPS protection,” said Anna Gallagher, CLINIC’s Executive Director. “This safety net of protection is essential for families who are facing deportation back to countries with life-threatening conditions. People from these countries who feared that their status would expire at the end of this year can now take a deep breath.”

The six countries named are part of an ongoing lawsuit against the federal government, Ramos v. Nielson, which is currently awaiting action by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. TPS beneficiaries from these six countries will be able to maintain their status until at least June 30, 2024, regardless of the decision of the Ninth Circuit.

“We urge DHS and the Biden administration to review country conditions and redesignate El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Nepal for TPS, as they have for Haiti and Sudan, in order to continue humanitarian protection to immigrants in the United States who cannot safely return to home countries plagued by instability, violence or other deadly conditions,” Gallagher continued.

CLINIC will release more information on this Federal Register Notice after it is published on Nov. 16.