Temporary Protected Status
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Political ties aside, the United States has long wanted to provide asylum for citizens of foreign countries experiencing a civil unrest or some other form of widespread hardship. One of the ways in which the United States does is this is through temporary protected status (TPS) for foreign nationals.
This is the idea that the United States is lending a hand to those forced to live in unlivable conditions in their home country. Of course, certain conditions must apply, but once you qualify for protected status, you may enter the United States and work for at least as long as the situation continues in your home country.
Conditions from the Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is the main international channel for the United States. The Secretary of this department can give citizens of a foreign country the opportunity for protected status if certain conditions are met by that home country.
One can obtain TPS if their country is experiencing:
- A natural or environmental disaster
- Ongoing armed conflict
- Another extraordinary and temporary condition
The Secretary of Homeland Security, along with other large powers in the United States government, keeps an eye out for nations who may need this, and if qualified, the will set a designated amount of time where TPS can be obtained and enjoyed. During this time, those under TPS cannot be removed from the United States forcibly, may be authorized to work, and may be authorized to travel.
What Countries Are Designated for TPS?
This changes somewhat often because their designations are temporary. The most recent list from the Department of Homeland Security lists 10 countries designated for temporary protected status.
The 10 currently designated countries include:
- South Sudan
- El Salvador
If you are a citizen in one of these countries and meet all of the other eligibility requirements, The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett wants to help you obtain Temporary Protected Status and help you avoid the tumultuous, often deadly climate of your home country until the matter is settled.
Call our offices today at (800) 909-8129 or fill out our online contact form to begin this very important process.