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Temporary Protected Status “TPS”

INA 244 authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide temporary protection to nationals of countries experiencing civil upheaval or natural disasters. The Secretary may designate a country for TPS in a case of ongoing war or armed conflict, natural disaster, or other extraordinary conditions that prevent the safe return of that country’s nationals. Nationals of a designated country must then apply to the CIS individually for TPS.  If an individual in Removal Proceedings is eligible for TPS, the immigration judge will close the case and direct the individual to then apply for TPS. If the CIS grants the relief, this status protects individuals from removal until the Secretary of Homeland Security ends that country’s designation. Unlike asylum, TPS does not lead to lawful permanent residence.  It does, however, confer lawful non-immigrant status on individuals to whom it is granted. Persons granted TPS may change into another non-immigrant classification or adjust to permanent resident status if they qualify on some other ground (such as marriage to a U.S. citizen.) At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta, our immigration attorneys defend clients in deportation proceedings seeking relief from removal including establishing temporary protected status. We represent clients throughout New Jersey such as Elizabeth, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Edison, Union City, and North Bergen. To learn more about how our immigration attorneys may be able to help you or your family, contact us at (732) 450-8300 for a free initial consultation.

Related Information of Temporary Protective Status

 Asylum  Stay of Removal
 Permanent Resident Green Card  Registry of Certain Illegal Residents
 Restriction on Removal  Parole for Non-Immigrants