Two days before the deadline for Salvadorans currently benefiting from Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to re-register, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that the deadline was extended until March 9, 2025.
It was previously reported that the deadline for Salvadorans expired on September 10, 2023, which meant an extension of only 60 days. Now, the period is extended to 18 more months.
From 60 days to re-register for TPS, it has now been extended to 18 months. This allows Salvadorans to have more time to complete the procedure. The recommendation is to fill out the forms as soon as possible so that you have your work permit valid. Although you have until March 9, 2025, when the new deadline expires. Milena Mayorga, Salvadoran ambassador to the U.S.
The U.S. authorities detailed that in addition to Salvadorans, migrants from Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, and Nepal who meet the requirements will also be able to adhere to the extension.
Previously, several pro-immigrant organizations, such as the Alliance of the Americas, had expressed concern about the low influx of Salvadorans who have come to their offices to carry out the re-regestering procedure.
Alliance of the Americas campaign director Abel Nuñez, stated that “With this announcement, people covered by the TPS of El Salvador who wish to keep their immigration protection in force must renew no later than March 9, 2025.”
“If they do not do so, people must face serious consequences such as the loss of authorization to work in the United States and expose oneself to detention and deportation,” expressed Nuñez.
The Salvadoran ambassador designated in the United States, Milena Mayorga, expressed a position of gratitude to the Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, on her Twitter account.
“Thank you for listening to our request. Our network of consulates will continue to support this process free of charge. Now the TPS re-registration period is extended until March 9, 2025.”