Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designated for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months.
The TPS for Nicaragua is said to terminate on January 5, 2019. This decision was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country’s original 1999 designation were based and whether those substantial but temporary conditions prevented Nicaragua from adequately handling the return of their nationals, as required by that statute.
For a simpler transition for this process, the effective date of the termination of TPS for Nicaragua will be delayed 12 months. This provides time for individuals with TPS to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible, or, if necessary, arrange for their departure.
Nicaraguans with TPS will be required to reapply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States.
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