Temporary Protected Status in the United States

People who are in the United States and do not have a residence permit or are awaiting the process to obtain it, can apply for temporary status. This program gives you basic rights but has its limitations. The objective is to give them protection against deportation while they process their case with the immigration authorities.

What is temporary protected status or TPS?

Temporary protected status or TPS is a program that gives basic rights to people who are in the United States and do not have a residence permit or are pending the process to obtain it. The objective is to give them protection against deportation while they process their case with the immigration authorities.

Who can apply for temporary protected status or TPS?

People who are in the United States and do not have a residence permit or are awaiting the process to obtain it, can apply for temporary status. This program gives you basic rights but has its limitations.

What do the benefits granted by temporary status or TPS mean?

Temporary protected status grants its benefits to people who are in the United States and do not have a residence permit or are awaiting the process to obtain it, while they process their case with the immigration authorities.

People with temporary TPS status have the right to an identification card that gives them the same legal treatment and social benefits as any other permanent resident of the United States, and to receive medical care. However, they do not have voting rights or access to benefits such as college scholarships and home loans.

What are the countries that are designated for TPS?

The countries currently incorporated into the temporary protected status program are: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. If the conditions of a country change, the list may undergo modifications, so it is advisable to consult the USCIS page for greater security.

How long is temporary protected status or TPS granted?

Temporary status or TPS is granted for a specific time (for each country) that depends on the problems with the State and the general conditions. Individuals cannot apply for a new status if they end their period of temporary protection.

People with temporary or TPS status have the right to an identification card that gives them the same legal treatment and social benefits as any other permanent resident of the United States, and to receive medical care. People with temporary status or TPS have to meet the requirements and follow all the processes to obtain a residence permit in the United States.

Can permanent residency be obtained through TPS?

No, TPS does not grant permanent residence. People with temporary TPS status must meet the requirements and processes to obtain a work or residence permit in the United States.

What happens if TPS expires?

If TPS expires, individuals who continue to reside in the United States are entitled to a temporary identification card.

At Sleepless Attorney we put at your service a work team made up of professionals trained and specialized in immigration law, who will guide you in your application for temporary protected status in the United States. If you are thinking of applying for a temporary protected status or TPS, do not hesitate to contact us at (909)319-7103 / 1 (800) 559-7170, visit us at our offices at 228 West C Street Ontario CA 91762 or by clicking here.

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