Friday, December 1, 2017
Tens of Thousands in United States Face Uncertain Future, as Temporary Protected Status Deadlines Loom
The Trump administration’s announcement that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan has brought attention to the program and its future. Established in 1990, TPS offers work authorization and deportation relief to foreign nationals already in the United States unable to return to countries embroiled in conflict or the effects of a natural disaster. This Migration Information Source Policy Beat explores past and current TPS designations and debates surrounding the program.