Center for Public Integrity: TPS Cancellations in the US

Since 1990, the United States could grant temporary protected status for citizens of select countries with challenging conditions including conflict or disasters that prevented safe return. The Trump administration has announced an end of this protected status for citizens of Honduras as of January 2020 and Nepal as of June 2019. The limited status was granted to Hondurans after a 1998 hurricane, and the country has since struggled with gangs, crime and political unrest; Nepal was designated after a 2015 earthquake. Children born to those with temporary protected status are US citizens. “Critics of Trump’s move to end TPS – without Congress opening a path for people to try to obtain permanent legal status – say communities should brace for the fallout of shattered families, and losses to businesses that the immigrants work in or operate themselves,” reports Susan Ferriss for the Center for Public Integrity. “A wide range of civil rights, religious and business associations, including the Chamber of Commerce, have spoken out against revoking TPS for so many people from dangerous, dysfunctional and impoverished countries.” Critics point out returning thousands of people to small and troubled countries could contribute to further destabilization. – YaleGlobal

Center for Public Integrity: TPS Cancellations in the US

After 20 years in the United States, Hondurans are latest to lose legal status with TPS cancellations – adding 300,000 to US undocumented list
Susan Ferriss
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Read the article about the US Temporary Protected Status Program from the Center For Public Integrity.

Read about countries and temporary protected states from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Countries with temporary protected status with end dates include El Salvador, September 2019; Haiti, July 2019; Nicaragua, January 2019; Sudan, November, 2018; South Sudan, May 2019: Syria, September 2019; and Yemen, September 2018.
  • Other countries with temporary protected status and the most recent extension date include Somalia, September, 2018; South Sudan, May 2019: Syria, September 2019; and Yemen, September 2018.
  • The status ended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2017.

Susan Ferriss is a prize-winning former foreign correspondent who has been investigating treatment of children by the U.S. justice and immigration system, law enforcement and the school-discipline process. She joined the Center in 2011. She won a first-place investigative prize from the national Education Writers Association for her 2012 series revealing how thousands of Los Angeles school police citations were pushing mostly Latino and black kids, almost half younger than 14, into courts for minor infractions.

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