Temporary Protected Status programs updated for Honduras and Nicaragua
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua from the current expiration of July 5, 2010, to the new expiration date of January 5, 2012. This program was extended because the conditions caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1999 still persist.
To maintain TPS status, Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries must re-register during the re-registration period from May 5 until July 5, 2010. Upon timely re-registration, a new employment authorization document (EAD) is issued. Moreover, USCIS will automatically extend the validity of existing EAD’s to eligible TPS applicants.
Hondurans and Nicaraguans currently registered under the TPS program are encouraged to re-register immediately in order to preserve their immigration status.