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For Immediate Release

December 9, 2020

Media Contact

Erik Villalobos,, (516) 660-4508

Martín Pineda, (562) 916-5650


NTPSA Litigation Grants Families a Small Relief With the USCIS Announcement of 9 month TPS Extension

Ramos V. Nielsen is still being litigated and has not received a final decision from the 9th Circuit


NATIONWIDE- The Federal Register officially published a document from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcing a 9 month extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal.

The extension comes after NATPS Lawyers submitted an appeal on 11/30/2020 to ask for a rehearing at banc. This change means that all documentation for TPS beneficiaries is still valid and status is automatically extended, including drivers licenses and work permits until 10/04/2021 but it could be cut to earlier date if the court issues a final decision.

TPS beneficiaries do not need to submit any forms to renew and only need to show a copy of the latest federal register notice found here.

The National TPS Alliance will host a live session with lawyers on its Facebook page to provide further details on extension and a series of press conferences across the country throughout the week.

In reaction to the recent news, William Martinez, TPS Holder & Regional Organizer for the National TPS Alliance made the following statement:

“This news provides some relief for our community and it is a true testament of the struggle of TPS holders and their families who for the past 3 years, have challenged the Trump administration in court, marched on Washington, lobbied the halls of congress, and made their voices heard in every corner of the country.

While there are those who say that a permanent residency is imminent, they fail to recognize the courage and the sacrifices of the families who have made this possible. We must make it clear to all TPS holders that a permanent residency will only be achieved by keeping this struggle alive.

We will continue to call on those who have yet to march, lobby, and fight alongside us, to join our struggle which will seek to put pressure on the Senate and the incoming Biden administration.

The people united, will never be defeated!”


The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots organization advocating for the permanent residency of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Yemen


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