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 December 31, 2022. The last-minute news is a relief, as the October 2021 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 December 2022. Obtaining a new card can make life easier at your job and at the driver’s license office.
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 driver’s license as well. Call us at 816-895-6363 to apply now!
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