Temporary Protected StatusAnthony Sosa Law Office
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) establishes a safe haven in the United States for foreign nationals if the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Homeland Security determine that conditions in another country due to armed conflict, natural disasters, or extraordinary conditions pose a serious threat to citizens of that country to return.
TPS allows individuals to work and live in the United States as long as the country is designated for TPS. Individuals holding TPS status may not be removed from the U.S., may travel abroad with permission, and may in some cases adjust status.
An applicant requesting TPS status must file an initial application and meet TPS eligibility requirements. If the applicant is granted TPS status, periodic re-registration is required to maintain TPS status.
Currently, the following countries have been designated as TPS eligible:
- El Salvador
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan