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Termination of TPS Law for Natives of El Salvador

The Trump administration announced January 8, 2018 that TPS status for El Salvadorans would be released, effective on September 9, 2019. This means that natives of El Salvador who have, until now, been protected by TPS from being deported will need to seek action regarding their status in the U.S. This could be by making plans to leave the country or applying for an alternate visa. 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website posted the following announcement:

On Jan. 8, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on Sept. 9, 2019. Do not pay for or submit any form until USCIS updates official re-registration information on this webpage.

If you have questions about what this means for you and your family, feel free to contact us at La Paz (423) 624-8414

Related articles:

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-el-salvador

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/01/08/secretary-homeland-security-kirstjen-m-nielsen-announcement-temporary-protected

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