The Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans. The program allowed about 57,000 people to live and work legally in the United States. TPS was enacted for Hondurans after Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed more than 11,000 people and left thousands homeless. TPS has remained in place for Hondurans due to rampant violence after a 2009 military coup.
This decision continues a trend of ending TPS protections, some of which have been in place for decades. TPS has already been rescinded for recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
Honduran nationals will be given between 12 to 18 months to return to Honduras or secure another means of permanent legal residency in the United States. Many of those affected by this decision have been in the country for nearly 20 years. A previous decision on the ending of TPS for Hondurans was delayed last year.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth urges Hondurans affected by the ending of TPS to speak with an immigration lawyer today. Many may have a path to legal residency in the United States. Call us today at 888-517-9888 to receive a free immigration consultation.