The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday extended the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documentation for six countries through January 4, 2021.
The extension applies to nationals of Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan and extends the validity until January 4, 2021 for the following documents: Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action, and Forms I-94; Arrival/Departure Record.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary status given to nationals of countries affected by armed conflict or natural disasters. It temporary allows them to legally live and work in the US.
The Department of Homeland Security offered the extension to comply with a federal court preliminary injunction that prevents it from ending the program for the six countries. DHS says that should its challenge to the preliminary injunction prevail the termination will go into effect (no earlier than 120 days and from the issuance of any appellate mandate to the district court for Nicaragua and Sudan, and 365 days for El Salvador).