DHS Preserves and Extends TPS Status for Nepal and Honduras in Compliance with Court Order
Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice that temporarily preserves Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for nationals of Nepal and Honduras, countries previously scheduled by DHS to lose TPS designation. TPS was originally set to be terminated for Nepal on June 24, 2019 and for Honduras on January 5, 2020. The notice was published in compliance with the March 12, 2019 stay proceedings in Bhattarai et al. v Nielsen et al., whose resolution will be informed by the decision in a separate California district court lawsuit challenging TPS terminations, Ramos et al. v. Nielsen et al. In recognition of the similarities between these two cases, DHS agreed to follow the Ramos court order for Nepal and Honduras, and to keep TPS designations for the two countries in place until there is a final judicial order in the Ramos appeal.