On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This injunction was requested by the Plaintiffs in Ramos, et al v. Nielson, et al. who filed a lawsuit challenging the TPS terminations on behalf of the children of TPS holders from the following countries:

  • Sudan
  • Haiti
  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua

This injunction takes effect immediately and will remain in effect for nationals of these countries until there is a final decision in the Ramos, et al v. Nielson, et al. case, While the case is pending USCIS is required to take all necessary steps to ensure the validity of documents proving the current lawful status and employment authorization of these TPS holders. USCIS will soon issue additional guidance regarding TPS status and employment authorization.

This decision comes as a relief to thousands of TPS holders who would have otherwise lost legal status as early as November 2, 2018. We encourage all eligible TPS holders from these countries to contact the attorneys at Antonini and Cohen as quickly as possible to pursue renewal while the injunction remains in effect.

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