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Temporary Protected Status: State-by-State Fact Sheets

Temporary Protected Status: State-by-State Fact Sheets

Ending Temporary Protected Status would jeopardize the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and have immediate negative impacts on the U.S. economy.

Immigrant families in Los Angeles rally in support of the Temporary Protected Status program, May 17, 2016. (AP/Nick Ut)
Immigrant families in Los Angeles rally in support of the Temporary Protected Status program, May 17, 2016. (AP/Nick Ut)

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See also:TPS Holders Are Integral Members of the U.S. Economy and Society

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary legal status granted to people in the United States from designated countries facing extreme conflict, disaster, or other critical situations. The three countries with the largest TPS populations in the United States are El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti—totaling more than 300,000 TPS recipients. Over time, these individuals have become integral members of American society. They contribute to the local and national economy, have hundreds of thousands of U.S.-born children, and are civically engaged in their communities.

TPS renewal dates for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti are fast approaching, and it is uncertain whether the Trump administration will extend the status for the three countries. If their protections expire, TPS holders will face the difficult choice of either returning to countries that still face many of the same extraordinary conditions that led to the initial grant of TPS or remaining in the United States without lawful immigration status and the ability to work legally.

The following fact sheets provide an in-depth look at TPS holders in the United States. Each state-specific fact sheet includes data on:

  • The number of TPS holders and their U.S.-born children
  • Workers with TPS and state gross domestic product (GDP) losses if they left the workforce
  • The largest industries for TPS workers
  • The average length of time TPS holders have lived in the United States
  • The number of mortgages owned by TPS holders
  • Metropolitan areas with sizable populations of TPS holders

The state and national fact sheets are accessible below:

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