Sudan: November 2, 2018

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Sudanese refugees await aid from the UN in 2013.
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In September, then acting DHS secretary Elaine Duke decided to end TPS for Sudan, citing improved conditions in the country. 

About 1,050 people benefit from TPS. Sudan was first added in 1999 based on security concerns amid ongoing violence in that country. 

 

Nicaragua: January 5, 2019

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Nicaraguans watch as a tractor digs a canal across the PanAmerican Highway in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch ravaged parts of Central America in 1998.
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TPS for roughly 5,300 Nicaraguans expired on January 5, but the program won't officially end until early 2019 since the Trump administration delayed its termination by 12 months.   

The DHS first granted temporary residency to Nicaraguans in 1999 following the devastation wreaked throughout Central America by Hurricane Mitch. 

Haiti: July 22, 2019

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Children in Miami, Florida, hold signs in support of renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Central America and Haiti now living in the US.
Lynne Sladky/AP

In November, the DHS announced it would end TPS for nearly 59,000 Haitian immigrants after they were allowed to stay in the US following a massive earthquake in their home country that killed at least 100,000 people in 2010.  

As part of the move, DHS allowed an 18-month window for those affected to prepare to leave the country or apply for extended residency. 

 

 

 

El Salvador: September 9, 2019

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Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in Texas in 2015.
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Salvadorans were first granted temporary residency protections in 1990 amid El Salvador's brutal civil war. The program expired in 1994, but seven years later, President George W. Bush allowed as many as 150,000 Salvadorans to stay in the US legally following deadly earthquakes that ravaged most of El Salvador.  

The program was continuously extended by Presidents Bush and Barack Obama until the Trump administration announced this week that it would give Salvadorans 18 months to figure out what to do. 

 

 

Other countries

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Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security.
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Immigrants from six other countries are currently eligible for TPS. In the coming months, these special protections are expected to run out, at which point the Trump administration will likely determine whether to terminate or extend them.

Here is how long TPS will last for the 6 eligible countries: 

Syria: March 31, 2018
Nepal: June 24, 2018

Honduras: July 5, 2018
Somalia Sept. 17, 2018
Yemen September 3, 2018 
South Sudan May 2, 2019

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen must decide whether to terminate TPS for a country at least 60 days before it is set to expire. If no determination is made, that country's TPS is automatically extended for six months.