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Trump Administration Ends Decades of TPS for Hondurans Living Legally in U.S.

On Friday, May 4th, 2018, the Trump Administration made another change to immigration laws by ending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) granted to Hondurans. TPS was first established for Honduran immigrants in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country. The recent termination of Honduran TPS means about 90,000 people could be forced to leave the United States.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the revocation affects only Honduran immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since 1999 under TPS. The USCIS estimates that at least 86,000 people will be displaced by this policy change. Affected individuals will need to voluntarily leave the country, or determine another way to legally stay, before 18 months transpire. January 2020 is expected to be the final deadline before deportation efforts begin.

The decision to end TPS for Honduras is not exactly a surprise, however, for those who have been following immigration news. The Trump Administration has terminated 75% of all TPS decisions it has reviewed since it began. Only South Sudan and Syria have been given extensions, both ending in 2019. Somalia and Yemen have extensions due in July, and it is expected for those to be ended as well.

(For more information about the Honduras TPS cancelation, you can click here to view a full article posted online by CNN.)

Immigration Attorneys in Daytona Beach

Are you worried you will need to leave the country due to the recent cancelation of Honduras TPS by the Trump Administration? Contact David F. Vedder, P.A. and our Daytona Beach immigration law attorneys at your first opportunity! With our 35+ years of immigration law experience, we can help you determine how you may be able to remain in the U.S. with family-based immigration options or a work-related visa. Find out more by calling 386.968.8880 today.