Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a designation from the Secretary of Homeland Security stating that due to conditions, nationals of a designated country may not be able to return safely to the country, or that the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. TPS may be designated due to temporary extraordinary conditions, such as ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, an epidemic, or other similar issues. During a designated period, individuals with TPS are not removable from the U.S., can obtain employment authorization and may be granted travel authorization.
Currently the following countries are designated: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Our firm is currently focused on Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador and Honduras.
For El Salvador, the current re-registration period is from January 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018. The designation for El Salvador is set to terminate on September 9, 2019. TPS holders from El Salvador should make appointments with a competent attorney to discuss their options for when the designation terminates in September 2019.
For Honduras, Temporary Protected Status has been extended through July 5, 2018. The Secretary has not made a determination yet about the termination of TPS for Honduras.
The Rivera Julka Law Group of Bay Shore New York assists immigrants who hope to live and work permanently in the U.S. to obtain a green card. Please visit the green card page to learn more about this service.
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