Excellent news for Central Americans! The U.S. government announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits for citizens of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador until June 30, 2024. The last-minute news is a relief, as the deadline was quickly approaching.

Unfortunately, the extension does not include immigrants who wish to apply for the first time. We encourage those persons to explore other options by calling our office to make an appointment.

Current TPS holders will continue to be allowed to stay and work in the US. While they are not required to file a new application, they may apply for a new employment authorization document showing the new expiration date of June 2024. Obtaining a new card can make life easier at your job and at the driver’s license office. Remember, TPS holders can also apply for Travel Permits to leave the US and return without problems. This can help you to apply for permanent residency through your spouse or adult children.

As of today, it is estimated that more than 300,000 immigrants from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Nepal, and Sudan enjoy TPS benefits. New legislation to open a path to permanent residence for TPS holders is expected to be discussed in the Senate in the near future. Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

In the meantime, we encourage you to apply for a new work permit that will have a new expiration date. This new card will make your life easier with your job and your drivers license as well. Call us at 816-895-6363 to apply now!

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