How TPS Beneficiaries Can Win Permanent Residence (Even If TPS Is Terminated)
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
Take the current situation facing Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries.
Over 300,000 individuals who have TPS status are at risk for deportation if the Trump Administration scraps the program in the near future.
Rumors abound such a decision will be abruptly made, with limited, if any, advance warning.
Such an ignominious ending would be no surprise. [continue reading…]
A Friend In Need: Why TPS For The Philippines Should Be Granted
People often hurt those closest to them in ways they would not harm others.
It is not uncommon, psychologists suggest, for individuals to treat relative strangers with more cordiality and respect than their best friends and loved ones.
The same holds true in politics. [continue reading…]
What Happened To TPS For Pakistan?
Immigration law is secondary to political policy.
Temporary Protected Status is one such example.
Despite talk about humanitarian concerns, the decision to grant or deny TPS to those in need from a foreign country rests on international Machiavellianism.
Consider TPS for Pakistan.
Syrian Temporary Protected Status Next Stop: Asylum?
Most Recent Registration Period: March 5, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Current Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
The fundamental premise behind Temporary Protected Status is quite simple.
If the United States is truly the leader of the free world, it has a political obligation to lend a helping help to less fortunate nations.
Especially in their moments of crisis. [continue reading…]
Haiti Temporary Protected Status
Most Recent Registration Period: January 18, 2018 – March 19, 2018
Termination Date: July 22, 2019
Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, one of our nation’s newer TPS programs, has been extended once more. But the newest extension is the last one for Haiti immigrants. The program is slated for termination on July 22, 2019.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, conditions in Haiti have improved enough for Haitians to return home. This contention is disputed by many immigration activists and Haitian community leaders. [continue reading…]
Haiti TPS Protections In Turmoil
Shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated Haiti under the TPS for a period of 18 months. The original registration period ran from January 21, 2010 to July 20, 2010.
In July, the Haitian TPS registration period was extended for another six months. This was based on the government’s realization many Haitians had not yet applied. [continue reading…]
Somalia Temporary Protected Status Extended To 2020
Most Recent Registration Period: August 27, 2018 – October 26, 2017
Current Expiration Date: March 17, 2020
Temporary Protected Status For Somalia is our country’s oldest TPS program.
According to Rand Beers, former director of the U.S Department of Homeland Security, the extensions of TPS have been warranted because the conditions in Somalia that prompted the TPS designation remain ongoing.
There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in Somalia based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in that country that prevent Somalis who have TPS from safely returning. [continue reading…]