U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the effect of travel outside the United States by temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries who are subject to removal proceedings.

In particular, USCIS noted, this update covers beneficiaries who have final removal orders, and who depart the United States and return with an advance parole travel document. TPS beneficiaries in removal proceedings who travel abroad temporarily with the authorization of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) remain subject to those removal proceedings. If they are under a final order of removal, the travel does not execute or fulfill the order, USCIS said. The person in question remains subject to the removal order.

Details: USCIS policy alert, https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/policymanual/updates/20191220-TPSTravel.pdf; USCIS announcement, https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/update-travel-temporary-protected-status-beneficiaries-removal-proceedings, Application for Travel Document (advance parole), https://www.uscis.gov/i-131