TPS extended for Hondurans and Nicaraguans

Renewal period ends September 6..

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, and ending January 5, 2018.

This allows Hondurans and Nicaraguans who already have TPS to renew their status. Only those who already have TPS are allowed to apply for the extension.

The 60-day re-registration period runs from May 16, 2016 through July 15, 2016.

In addition, current employment authorizations set to expire in July are automatically extended for six additional months.

According to the Department of Homeland Security notice: “USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EAD until after their current work permits expire. Therefore, we are automatically extending current TPS Honduras EADs with a July 5, 2016 expiration date for six months. These existing EADs are now valid through Jan. 5, 2017.”

There are between 1,000 and 2,000 Hondurans and a smaller number of Nicaraguans living on Long Island who are eligible for this renewal program. Nationally, an estimated 55,000 people are expected to apply.

It is extremely urgent that people with TPS renew as soon as possible.

For help, call (516) 489-8330, (631) 273-8759, or (631) 789-5210.

For additional information for Hondurans click HERE.

For additional information for Nicaraguans click HERE.