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If you cannot return to your country of origin because of a justified fear that living there would be impossible, you might be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This program allows nationals from certain countries who are in the United States to stay here legally instead of potentially getting deported to a highly unstable and dangerous place.

What Is TPS?

The Department of Homeland Security keeps a list of countries that have conditions that are determined to be too dangerous for nationals to return to. This can be due to human-made circumstances like a civil war or ongoing terrorist activity. A natural disaster, such as a deadly epidemic, hurricane or famine, could also cause the DHS secretary to add a country to the TPS list.

Any temporary and extraordinary condition present in a country that makes it unsafe for nationals of that country to return to live safely could get that country added to the TPS list.

Countries currently designated for TPS are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Cameroon
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela (for those who have lived in the U.S. since July 31, 2023, and maintained a continuous presence in the U.S. since Oct. 3, 2023)
  • Yemen

If you previously lived in one of these countries and would fear for your life or the lives of your family, TPS could help keep you safe. The benefits of TPS include:

  • Protection against removal proceedings (deportation)
  • The right to request an employment authorization document (EAD) so you can work
  • The right to request travel authorization to leave the U.S. and return

As the name implies, Temporary Protected Status is not permanent. You cannot plan to stay in the U.S. for the rest of your life under TPS. But you can apply for nonimmigrant status or an adjustment of status if you wish to extend your life in this country.

Talk With An Orlando Immigration Lawyer About TPS

Our Orlando immigration attorneys at Ivanor Law Firm are here to help you seek Temporary Protected Status. Schedule a legal consultation by calling 407-255-2065 or emailing us. Se habla español.