FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhenie Dalger
DHS Extends TPS Documentation for Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua and Nepal
Miami, FL-The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021.
The notice automatically extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively, TPS-related documentation) through Jan. 4, 2021.
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM), stated, “This is wonderful news . Folks have been frantic and restless worrying about the January deadline. Now , they have a reprieve while we continue our efforts to find a permanent solution for the 300,000 TPS recipients and their families . A lot of folks will sleep better tonight and it is a step forward.”
Florida is home to over 50,000 TPS holders from Haiti (~35,000), Honduras (~9,000), and El Salvador (~6,000). Over 2750,000 U.S.-born children in the U.S. have parents from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, Sudan and El Salvador who have TPS.
Family Action Network Movement (FANM) formerly known as Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc)/ Haitian Women of Miami is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the social, economic, financial and political empowerment of low to moderate-income families….to give them the tools to transform their communities.