Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
The U.S. government occasionally designates certain countries affected by major humanitarian crises for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Recent examples of designated countries include Nepal (following the April 2015 earthquake) and Syria (due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War).
Nationals of designated countries who have resided in and been continuously physically present in the U.S. since the date set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may be eligible to apply for TPS.
A grant of TPS prevents the government from seeking the grantee’s deportation from the U.S., and allows the grantee to apply for a work permit. TPS holders are subject to periodic re-registration, but can hold TPS indefinitely so long as their country remains designated for TPS by the U.S. government.
VERDIN attorneys are highly experienced in obtaining deferred action, crime victim benefits, and TPS for qualifying clients.