Reminder to all potential applicants that Wednesday May 20, 2015 is the registration deadline for nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who believe they are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to apply.
To demonstrate eligibility, applicants must show that they have been residing continuously in the U.S. since November 20, 2014, have been continuously physical present in the U.S. since November 21, 2014, and must pass a background security check. If granted, TPS will be awarded from November 21, 2014 until May 21, 2016.
TPS may be granted to foreign nationals who are present in the United States when disaster hits their home country or when conditions in their home country prevent safe return. TPS is granted for temporary conditions such as civil war and/or armed conflict and environmental disasters. TPS is a temporary grant of lawful immigration status in the United States that does not lead to citizenship, permanent residence, or any other immigration status.
While a foreign national holds TPS, he or she:
- may not be removed from the United States;
- may apply for employment authorization; and
- may be granted travel authorization.
Call to schedule a consultation with a Stern & Curray attorney if you believe you may qualify for TPS.