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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The TPS rules and regulations are constantly changing and require an experienced immigration law attorney. The secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries) who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.

TPS Status Protects Immigrants From Deportation

During a designated period, individuals who are TPS beneficiaries or who are found preliminarily eligible for TPS upon initial review of their cases (prima facie eligible) are not removable from the United States, can obtain an employment authorization document and may be granted travel authorization. Once granted TPS, an individual also cannot be detained by the Department of Homeland Security on the basis of his or her immigration status in the United States. TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status. However, registration for TPS does not prevent you from applying for nonimmigrant status, filing for adjustment of status based on an immigrant petition, or applying for any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible.

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