December deadlines for Central American TPS renewal

Hondurans, Nicaraguans and Salvadorans now in the United States on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) visas must renew these visas by December deadlines or lose legal status. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced this month that it will extend TPS to July 5, 2010 for Nicaraguans and Hondurans and to September 9, 2010 for Salvadorans. What is TPS?Temporary Protected Status may be granted to people whose homelands are experiencing temporary negative conditions, such as armed conflict or environmental disasters. The decision is made by the Secretary of Homeland Security, on a country-by-country basis. Some Salvadorans were granted TPS in the early 1990s because of the civil war in El Salvador. Continue Reading