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TPS in the Age of Trump

(February 26, 2018 - NYU School of Law)

Over 400,000 people currently live in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (or “TPS”). The Trump Administration recently announced its decision to terminate TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua, upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals. The Administration recently extended TPS for Syria, but did not redesignate Syria for TPS, meaning that Syrians who have fled the war in recent years are not eligible to register.  The Administration will soon announce decisions on whether to terminate or extend the TPS designations for Nepal, Honduras, Yemen, Somalia, and South Sudan.

On February 26, 2018, the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative and the Global Justice Clinic at NYU Law hosted a panel discussion about the implications of the Administration’s decisions, TPS’s current status, options for current TPS recipients and resources available to the NYU community.