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What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an immigration status granted to certain eligible foreign nationals who are from designated countries. The countries from which foreign nationals can be granted Temporary Protected Status are designated by Homeland Security and the TPS program is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Countries are usually determined as eligible because of environmental disasters, ongoing armed conflicts, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions within that country.

Countries Whose Nationals in the U.S. Currently Benefit from TPS

  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Liberia
  • Nicaragua
  • Somalia
  • Sudan

Eligibility Requirements for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

In order to be eligible to register for TPS, an applicant must meet certain requirements and apply within a certain time period. Furthermore, all members of a family must apply for TPS individually. Foreign nationals in the U.S. that are granted temporary protected status are not given permanent residency status in the United States, though they may apply for another status while under the temporary status.

TPS Attorney in North Carolina

Maynor Law Firm can help you apply for temporary protected status in the United States. If you think you are eligible for TPS and have not previously applied or were previously denied TPS, you still may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status. If you currently have TPS and need to reregister, we can help you through that process as well. With offices in Raleigh and Red Springs, Maynor Law Firm serves clients throughout North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Benson, and Lumberton. Call us today at (919) 227-2177 for a free, no obligation consultation