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TPS Is Effective Right Now!

Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) is a temporary immigration status given to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems that make it difficult or unsafe for them to be deported from the U.S. 

The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.


Venezuelans Be Advised!

Temporary Protection Status (T.P.S.) for all Venezuelans in the U.S. prior to July 31 2023 is now available!! Any person who is a visa overstay, or has an asylum claim pending, should file. They can then apply for work authorization and permission to travel abroad and have the right to return to the U.S. Also, a recipient may not be designated for deportation/removal. The program will only have a specific enrollment period. Please tell everyone who may qualify to call us and be prepared to act quickly! -Attorney John at Usher Law Firm

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Once granted TPS, an individual cannot be detained by DHS on the basis of his or her immigration status in the United States.

Call Us Today To See If You Qualify For TPS

Currently, the following countries have TPS Eligibility offered through Homeland Security in the U.S.: 

Afghanistan    Guinea    Montserrat    Syria
Angola    Guinea-Bissau    Nepal    Venezuela
Bosnia-Hercegovina    Haiti    Nicaragua    Yemen
Burma (Myanmar)    Honduras    Rwanda    Ukraine
Burundi    Kosovo, Province of    Sierra Leone     
Cameroon    Kuwait    Somalia     
El Salvador    Lebanon    South Sudan     
Ethiopia    Liberia    Sudan     

How Do I Know If I Qualify For TPS

To be eligible for TPS, you must:

  • Be a national of a country designated for TPS, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country;
  • File during the open initial registration or re-registration period, or you meet the requirements for late initial filing during any extension of your country’s TPS designation;
  • Have been continuously physically present (CPP) in the United States since the effective date of the most recent designation date of your country; and
  • Have been continuously residing (CR) in the United States since the date specified for your country. 


1. No deportation

2. Work authorization

3. The opportunity to travel abroad (and re-enter the U.S.).

Although TPS does not create a distinct path to a green card, it does not prevent those who are otherwise eligible for legal permanent residence from applying for a green card. However, this area of immigration law can be confusing. Consult with an immigration lawyer such as Immigration TPS Attorney John N. Usher to confirm your eligibility.

TPS designations are provided for 6, 12, and 18 months at a time but may be (and have been) extended for many years.

Those eligible must file an application and provide supporting evidence to USCIS.

TPS is a great opportunity for people who would like to remain in America; it should not be missed. It is the first step in a long-term immigration plan.

Contact us today! Attorney John Usher can help you begin your path to legal status in the United States.

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