To comply with the ruling of a Federal Court in California, the US Department of Homeland Security decided to extend the validity of work permits, starting today, March 1, 2019 until January 2020 for approximately 250,000 people covered under the Protection Status Program Temporary known as TPS, for the following countries: Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan.
The people covered by the TPS Program do not have to pay the renewal again. Their applications will automatically renew.
It is recommended that TPS beneficiaries seek permanent status, such as being married to an American Citizen, having children over 21 years of age, among other options, always within the law.
It is necessary to insist on the urgency of seeking permanent status, since the TPS program remains in litigation court. If a Federal Judge rules in favor of the Federal Administration, this Temporary Protection Program would lose effect automatically.