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Immigration / 11.29.2023

Temporary Protected Status (TPS): A Lifeline for Those in Crisis


Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a crucial humanitarian immigration benefit designed to provide a safe haven for individuals from countries facing extreme circumstances. TPS offers temporary relief to those unable to return to their home countries due to ongoing conflicts, environmental disasters, or other extraordinary conditions. If you think you are eligible for TPS, the attorneys at The Law Office of Jesse Sanchez can help! 

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? 

Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a U.S. immigration status that is granted to eligible nationals of designated countries facing ongoing crises. These crises can include armed conflict, environmental disasters, epidemics, or other extraordinary conditions that make it unsafe for people to return to their home countries. 

Key Characteristics of TPS: 

Temporary Status: TPS provides temporary protection from deportation and the ability to obtain employment authorization in the United States.

Designated Countries: TPS is only available to individuals from countries that have been designated by the U.S. government as eligible due to the ongoing crisis in their home country.

Periodic Reevaluation: TPS is not a permanent status. Designations are periodically reviewed, and people must reapply and meet the eligibility criteria for each extension. 

Who is Eligible for TPS? 

Eligibility for TPS is based on: 

Nationality: You must be a national of a country the U.S. government has designated for TPS. 

Continuous Physical Presence: You must have been continuously physically present in the United States since the date specified for your country's designation or any later date determined by the U.S. government. 

Registration Period: You must apply for TPS during a specific registration period announced by the U.S. government for your country.

Admissibility: You must not be subject to certain grounds of inadmissibility, such as criminal convictions. 

It's important to note the eligibility requirements and designated countries can change, so staying informed about the latest developments and working with a knowledgeable immigration attorney is crucial. 


Temporary Protected Status is a critical form of relief for people facing crises in their home countries. It offers protection from deportation and allows for employment authorization, providing a lifeline to those in dire circumstances. If you believe you may be eligible for TPS or have questions about the application process, contact us to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure that your application is submitted correctly. TPS is a valuable resource for those seeking safety and stability in the United States, and it's important to understand your options if you're from a designated country facing a crisis.  If you think you qualify for TPS, The Law Office of Jesse Sanchez is here to help!

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