February 24, 2006
Department of Homeland Security Announces Extension of TPS
In a continuing effort to assist El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua
in recovering from the natural disasters that affected the Central American
region, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a decision to
extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 12 months for
all three countries.
Under this extension, nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua
who have already been granted and remain eligible for TPS will be able to
continue living and working in the United States for an additional 12 months.
This extension covers approximately 225,000 Salvadorans, 75,000 Hondurans,
and 4,000 Nicaraguans. This extension of these TPS designations will expire
on September 9, 2007 for El Salvador and on July 5, 2007 for Honduras and
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide additional
information about the re-registration process and answers to frequently
asked questions upon publication of Notices in the Federal Register soon.
Therefore, re-registration applications will not be accepted before the
registration period is announced for each nation.