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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…]

Appellate Court Declares A Grant Of TPS Constitutes A Legal Admission


Ninth Circuit Upholds TPS Path To Legal Residency

On March 31, 2017, the Ninth Circuit held that under Temporary Protected Status, a TPS recipient is deemed to be in lawful status and has satisfied the requirements of inspection and admission for the purposes of adjustment of status.

This means if your case is held in the Ninth Circuit region, you may be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States and do not need to seek consular processing in your home country.

For many families with an immigrant family member, this may represent a golden opportunity to seek a green card legally in the United States. But there are various requirements which might still trip up an applicant for adjustment of status. [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…]

Temporary Protected Status Policy Disorder: South Sudan TPS Renewed, Sudan TPS Axed

South Sudan TPS

Most Recent Registration Period: September 21, 2017 – November 20, 2017
Current Expiration Date: May 2, 2019


Sudan TPS

Most Recent Registration Period: October 11, 2017 – December 11, 2017
Termination Date: November 2, 2018

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Syrian Temporary Protected Status Next Stop: Asylum?

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Syria TPS 

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

Haiti TPS

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


Somalia TPS

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…]

Honduras TPS And Nicaragua TPS: The End Or A New Beginning?


Honduras TPS 

Most Recent Registration Period: June 5, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Termination Date: January 5, 2020


Nicaragua TPS

Most Recent Registration Period: December 15, 2017 to February 13, 2018
Termination Date: January 5, 2019

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