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Temporary Protected Status
Temporary protected status, or TPS, is a type of immigration status granted to people from qualified countries who are unable to safely return to their country due to armed conflict, disaster, or other temporary circumstances. It is a legal means to remain in the United States as an alternative to asylum, and allows people to work and live in the United States legally. TPS is only available to people from a few countries, and does not provide a long-term immigration solution.
How a TPS Attorney Can Help
Immigration law involves complicated federal laws and regulations and involvement with one or more federal agencies. Obtaining temporary protected status includes establishing the veracity of certain facts as well as filling out extensive paperwork. Any errors in the application process could result in significant delays or even the rejection of an application. To be eligible for TPS, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a national of a country that has been designated as TPS eligible, or a person without nationality who resided most recently in that country.
- File for TPS during the open registration or re-registration period. In some cases, you may be eligible for late filing.
- Have been continuously present in the United States since the most recent effective date of the eligibility designation for your country
- Have been continuously residing in the United States since the date designated for your country. In some cases, brief absences may be permissible.
Contact a Temporary Protected Status Lawyer for Help
There are certain things that can disqualify a person from TPS. In order to determine whether TPS is an option for you, you should consult with an experienced temporary protected status attorney. Retaining the services of a lawyer who understands U.S. immigration law is the best way to ensure that you maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable result. Our attorneys know the law and are committed to helping people successfully apply for temporary protected status.
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