Temporary Protected Status

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program began in 1990 to provide humanitarian protection for U.S. resident foreign nationals whose countries of origin were affected by disaster. There are approximately 330,000 individuals who have TPS status who have lived in the U.S. for years, and who would otherwise face disease, violence, or other life-threatening conditions in their home countries.

Colombia's Bold Gesture to Help Venezuelan Refugees

Mar 16, 2021

At the beginning of this month, the president of Colombia signed an order to help address the biggest refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere.

HIAS Statement on Extension of TPS for Somalia

Jul 19, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On July 19, the Trump Administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of Somalis living and working in the United States. TPS is a life-saving program that allows people whose...

HIAS Statement on Extension of TPS for Yemen

Jul 05, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On July 5, the Trump Administration announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 1,200 Yemeni currently living in the United States. TPS is a life-saving program that...

HIAS Statement on End of TPS for Honduran Nationals

May 04, 2018

"Putting more strain on Honduras through the return of nearly 60,000 people will place thousands of people in unnecessary danger.”

HIAS Decries End of TPS for Nepali Nationals

Apr 26, 2018

"The decision is short-sighted and creates needless hardship for thousands of people and a country still struggling to recover from disaster."

HIAS Statement on TPS Extension for Syria

Feb 01, 2018

"We are relieved that Syrians who currently have TPS will remain protected, but are concerned that Syrians who arrived after August 2016 could be at risk for deportation.”

Why Ending TPS for El Salvador is Wrong

Jan 09, 2018

“These folks have, without a doubt, contributed to the success of the United States.”

HIAS Denounces End of TPS for 200,000 Salvadorans

Jan 08, 2018

"Congress must act to provide a path to permanent legal status for our Salvadoran friends and neighbors."

HIAS Condemns End of TPS for 50,000 Haitians

Nov 20, 2017

"Ending TPS for Haitians is unnecessary and inhumane."

What Ending TPS Could Mean for More Than 300,000 People

Nov 07, 2017

In addition to Nicaragua and Honduras, 261,220 TPS recipients from eight other countries have their designation up for renewal in the next two calendar years.