Honduran nationals who wish to extend their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States will have to re-register for TPS by December 15, 2014.
Work authorization (which is required for non-citizens in the United States to work) will be automatically extended for all previous TPS recipients until July 5, 2015.
The new Temporary Protected Status for Honduran nationals will extend their status and work authorization through July 5, 2016.
Temporary Protected Status is granted to foreign nationals of certain countries currently in the United States. Countries selected for TPS are typically temporarily unstable or are currently experiencing difficulty in receiving their residents from the United States.
To take advantage of the automatic work authorization extension, recipients can show employers or government agencies their current EAD and a copy of the Federal Register Notice that states that Honduran TPS has been extended.
This work authorization extension is granted to TPS recipients so that they may continue to work legally while their applications are being processed by the USCIS. In order to work legally in the United States, TPS recipients must have Employment Authorization Documents.
Honduran nationals are not the only people who can take advantage of a TPS program. Other countries that may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status include:
- El Salvador
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan