TPS for Hondurans Ends After 19 Years
Today, on May 4, 2018, Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, announced the end of temporary protected status (TPS) for Hondurans. This decision means that 57,000 Honduran citizens who are living in the United States will lose their temporary status to live and work in the United States, even though many have lived legally here for more than 20 years. The effective date of TPS termination for Honduras will be delayed until January 5, 2019. Protection was extended in January 1999, two months after Hurricane Mitch hit the country, leaving 7,000 people dead and leaving another 1.4 million homeless. The administration has also ended protections for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan and Nepal. The program was extended to South Sudan, still divided by a civil war.Administration officials have said they will work with Congress to pass laws legalizing the status of longtime U.S. residents who have put down roots and raised families. But Congress has yet to come up with new bills.. Hondurans with TPS must apply once again to renew employment authorization documents. They must apply in order to legally work in the United States until the end of the extension period. These residents who have been here for so many years deserve a permanent solution and the right to remain. It is up to Congress to act. Meanwhile, there are still possible solutions for people with TPS who can end up with permanent residency with the laws and legal mechanisms that exist today. But there is not much time to act. Call and make your appointment with Attorney Abraham B. Cardenas right now for a free consultation to determine if you may qualify for one of these solutions. Call now!! There’s no time to waste. You have to consult with a lawyer right away!! Only a consultation with an immigration attorney who has extensive experience in the subject can reveal whether you have a chance to arrange your status before your TPS expires. Contact us now, to advise you.