TPS employment authorization has been extended automatically until January 2, 2020, for beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
In October 2018, a preliminary injunction was issued in Ramos v. Nielsen, preventing implementation of the Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for the four countries. At that time, DHS announced that if the injunction were still pending in March 2019, it would extend all TPS-related documents until January 2020 – and that is exactly what it did. Detailed information about the automatic extension is published in the Federal Register.
The TPS extension does not apply to Nepal or Honduras because neither country was included in the Ramos lawsuit. However, in February 2019, TPS beneficiaries from those two countries filed a class action similar to Ramos in the federal court for the Northern District of California. That case is pending.
If you have questions about how these developments affect your employees, please reach out to your Jackson Lewis attorney. We have also updated our TPS tool which may provide relevant information.