Welcome to the page on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) provided by The Deng Law Firm, a distinguished name in immigration and visas. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the complex nature of TPS and is committed to assisting clients with their TPS applications and related matters.
Understanding Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status, commonly known as TPS, is a temporary immigration benefit provided to eligible individuals whose home countries face ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or other extraordinary conditions that prevent the safe return of their nationals. TPS provides temporary humanitarian relief to individuals already residing in the United States, aiming to shield them from deportation and provide work authorization during the designated TPS period.
Eligibility for TPS
To be eligible for TPS, individuals must meet certain criteria set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These criteria include being a national of a designated country determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security, meeting specific continuous residence and physical presence requirements, and filing the TPS application within the designated registration period.
Determined Countries for TPS
Currently, the designated countries for TPS include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The eligibility and designated countries may change over time, and it is crucial to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
The TPS Application Process
The TPS application process involves various steps that can be complex and require attention to detail. Our knowledgeable attorneys at The Deng Law Firm are well-versed in the TPS application process and can guide you through every stage:
1. Eligibility Assessment
Our team will evaluate your eligibility for TPS by carefully examining your circumstances and determining if you meet the criteria established by USCIS. We will assess your nationality, continuous residence, physical presence, and other relevant factors to ensure your TPS application has a strong foundation.
2. Document Compilation
Gathering the necessary documents to support your TPS application is crucial. Our attorneys will assist you in compiling the required evidence, such as proof of identity, nationality, continuous residence, and any additional supporting documents necessary to strengthen your case.
3. Application Submission
Once all the documentation is in order, our team will meticulously prepare and submit your TPS application on your behalf. We will ensure that all forms are completed accurately, reducing the chances of delays or potential issues during the review process.
4. Ongoing Support and Representation
Throughout the TPS application process, our dedicated attorneys will provide you with ongoing support and representation. We will communicate with USCIS on your behalf, respond to any requests for additional evidence, and keep you informed about the progress of your application. Our goal is to alleviate the stress associated with TPS applications and provide you with peace of mind.
Benefits of Obtaining TPS
Temporary Protected Status offers several benefits to eligible individuals:
1. Protection from Deportation
Individuals with approved TPS are protected from deportation and can live and work legally in the United States throughout the designated TPS period.
2. Employment Authorization
TPS beneficiaries are eligible to receive employment authorization documents (EADs), enabling them to work legally for the duration of their TPS status.
3. Travel Authorization
Under certain circumstances, TPS beneficiaries may be granted travel authorization, allowing them to temporarily travel outside the United States and return without jeopardizing their TPS status.
4. Access to Social Services
TPS beneficiaries may be eligible for certain social services and benefits, depending on their specific circumstances and state regulations.
5. Possibility of Adjusting Status
In some cases, individuals with TPS may be eligible to apply for adjustment of status to become Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) under different immigrant categories.
Contact The Deng Law Firm for Expert TPS Assistance
If you are in need of TPS assistance or have questions regarding your eligibility, The Deng Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced immigration attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support and ensuring your TPS application is handled with the utmost professionalism.
With years of experience in immigration and visas, The Deng Law Firm has established a trusted reputation for providing personalized guidance tailored to each client's unique circumstances. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing your Temporary Protected Status.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your specific situation, it is recommended to consult with an experienced immigration attorney.