Temporary Protected Status benefits, which is set to depart early next month for an expected 400,000 immigrants from Nepal Haiti, and Central America, will be increased by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nine months.
The extension means that the TPS recipients, including citizens of Sudan as well as Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, can also continue to legally work and live in the United States for the next nine 9 months and — for now — avoid to be put in removal operations, which could have started as early as March after the records perished on Jan. 4, 2021.
“I am thrilled, elated,” said Marleine Bastien, the author and managing director of Miami-based Family Action Network Movement, or FANM. Bastien’s organization is with several that sued the Trump administration after it removed the program.
Bastien said she has been getting an unbelievable number of calls from frantic TPS holders from all over the U.S., seeking clues about whether they would waste their right to briefly live and work in the country as of January. At the same time, they hit they met the threat of losing their jobs, as employers pressured them about their soon-to-expire work authorization.
As a result of the court’s adjournment, the command was given in the lawsuit Ramos vs Nielsen on behalf of TPS beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Sudan survive in place.
In the case of thousands of Haitians who have profited from the humanitarian reprieve from the day their country’s devastating Jan. 10, 2010, earthquake, they were a part of two separate rulings that gave temporary injunctions facing deportation.