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Compassionate Attorneys Shielding You From Removal With Temporary Protected Status

Last updated on May 16, 2024

The United States government can assign temporary protected status (TPS) for foreign nations when temporary conditions prevent its citizens from returning safely. In some situations, TPS rules may also apply when a country can’t ensure the safe return of its citizens.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can grant TPS to citizens of designated countries (or areas within) who currently live in the U.S. Those eligible but no longer citizens of a designated country may also receive TPS. You must file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, if you qualify.

If you or a loved one faces removal from the United States, the knowledgeable and caring lawyers at Marigold Law Center can help. With offices in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, we help people across the U.S. apply for temporary protected status and other complicated immigration issues.

Conditions That Must Exist To Designate Countries For TPS

Generally, the United States government grants TPS status to countries due to temporary conditions, such as:

  1. Continuing armed conflicts, including civil wars
  2. Environmental disasters, such as epidemics, hurricanes and earthquakes
  3. Other temporary and extraordinary conditions

During a specified time frame, TPS beneficiaries receive these benefits:

  1. Can’t be removed from the United States
  2. Can receive an employment authorization document (EAD)
  3. May receive travel authorization

Additionally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can’t detain individuals granted temporary protected status based on their U.S. immigration status.

TPS Does Not Necessarily Lead To Citizenship

Please note that TPS is temporary and not a precursor to lawful permanent resident (LPR) or other immigration classification. However, TPS registration does not prevent migrants from seeking:

  1. Additional applications for removal relief
  2. Adjustment of status based on an immigrant petition
  3. For any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible

The USCIS website lists countries currently designated for TPS.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Discuss TPS Rules And Eligibility

For more information on TPS and to determine if you qualify, please call Marigold Law Center toll-free at 323-714-0195 or email us to schedule a free consultation. With offices in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, we serve people nationwide.