Temporary protected status (TPS) is an immigration status for foreign-born citizens living in the United States whose home countries are considered to be temporarily dangerous. Conditions that can be considered to be dangerous which may lead to this status include wars, political chaos, and natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and similar events.
An entire country may be designated under this classification if the conditions in the country are severely dangerous. If you are in this country and wish to apply for TPS, you should consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in federal immigration law and procedure. At The Law Office of Tony E. Parada, we can assist you with completing your application to ensure it meets all of the necessary requirements and to help ensure you have the best possible chance of a favorable result.
The general requirements for applying for TPS are that you have been continuously living in this country during the time when your home country became unsafe and that you are not considered a national security risk. Once your application is approved, you will be permitted to remain in the United States as long as your home country is designated as unsafe. Once the conditions in your home country improve and it is removed from the list of designated countries, you will be required to return home.
If you wish to extend your stay in the United States, you will have to apply under some other form of protection while your TPS status is still valid. To get help with filing your application, meeting deadlines, and finding alternatives for remaining in the U.S., you should contact me as soon as possible. In my practice as a Houston immigration lawyer, I have helped many individuals find legal solutions for immigration matters. My firm serves clients throughout the United States.