The Government Ends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans

On May 4, 2018, the Government announced its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. TPS for Honduras had been in place since 1998. This decision affects about 57,000 Hondurans in the country with TPS. Many of these individuals have legally resided in the United States for nearly two decades and have U.S. citizen children. 

The effective date of termination has been delayed for 18 months, TPS for Honduras will end January 5, 2020. Honduras citizens with current TPS status will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for Employment Authorization documents in order to legally work in the United States until the termination of TPS becomes effective on January 5, 2020. Submissions for re-registration should not be sent until the re-registration period is announced on the Federal Register notice. Honduran citizens in the United States who benefited from TPS may still receive other protections if eligible. 

We encourage individuals with TPS to consult with an immigration attorney with experience in immigration matters to review the options available to you to become a lawful permanent resident.

To review your options, please contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Monty & Ramirez LLP at 713-289-4546 or via email at .