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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Whether you are located in the Charlotte NC area or anywhere in the United States, Pardo Immigration Law Firm can assist you with your application for Temporary Protected Status. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) immigration 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.  USCIS may grant Temporary Protected Status 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.

The Secretary may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status due to the following temporary conditions in the country:

  • Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war)
  • An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic
  • Other extraordinary and temporary conditions

During a designated period, individuals who are Temporary Protected Status 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 (EAD)
  • May be granted travel authorization

Once granted Temporary Protected Status, an individual also cannot be detained by DHS 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
  • Applying for any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible

PLEASE NOTE: To be granted any other immigration benefit you must still meet all the eligibility requirements for that particular benefit.  An application for TPS does not affect an application for asylum or any other immigration benefit and vice versa. Denial of an application for asylum or any other immigration benefit does not affect your ability to register for TPS, although the grounds of denial of that application may also lead to denial of TPS.

COUNTRIES recently designated for TPS include:

  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Haiti
  • Nicaragua
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria

For a current list of designated for Temporary Protected Status, visit WWW.USCIS.GOV

In some cases, you may file for a late initial registration.  To determine if you are eligible, contact our Charlotte immigration law office to schedule a consultation at (704) 644-7065.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. If you need to schedule a consultation or to hire the attorney for your immigration case, call our Charlotte immigration law office at (704) 644-7065.

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