Temporary Protected Status
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Under certain circumstances, the US Department of Homeland Security will designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) if it finds that the conditions in that country make it unsafe or the country is unable to handle the return of its own nationals adequately. The US Government will allow this temporary benefit to nationals of the affected country who are already in the US and who make application for the benefit.
Some examples of when TPS may become available include: governmental turmoil or armed conflicts within a country, natural disasters or unexpected extraordinary, but temporary conditions. If granted TPS you can safely remain in the US without being removed, you will be eligible to apply for work authorization and in some circumstances, and you may be eligible to receive travel authorization.
However, it is important to note that TPS does not lead to lawful permanent resident status automatically, but you will still be allowed to apply for your lawful permanent resident status if you are otherwise eligible.
If you are from a protected country and wish to register for TPS, speak to experienced North Jersey immigration lawyer Michael Noriega, Esq. He will explain your rights and guide you step-by-step through the confusing application process.
If you are living in New Jersey, and have been granted TPS:
There are currently eight countries on the TPS list: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria.
To obtain temporary protected status in the US:
Determining eligibility for TPS can be confusing. Consult with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer who has successfully helped many people in Newark, Elizabeth, Camden, Paterson, Trenton, Edison and many other New Jersey municipalities, apply for and be granted TPS.
If you are a national from a country that may benefit from the protections of temporary protected status, call now to speak with Michael Noriega and find out if you qualify for TPS and get your application process underway immediately. Call our offices today or fill out our confidential contact form to request your consultation with Mr. Noriega.