Huge victory for TPS holders!

On October 3, 2018, a federal court blocked the Trump administration from ending TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. The judge in Ramos v. Nielsen recognized that TPS holders, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for more than two decades, and the states and local communities where they live, would face harm that could not be undone if the ruling were not granted.

The judge also decided there were serious questions about the Trump administration’s decision to terminate TPS that require a full hearing.  

This means that TPS holders from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador will continue to have TPS status and work permission until a full hearing takes place.

As of this update, the government has not yet filed an appeal of this ruling.

The fight to protect families continues.


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TPS HOLDERS FROM SUDAN, NICARAGUA, HAITI AND EL SALVADOR REMAIN IN STATUS

Updated 10/31/2018

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Preliminary Injunction Blocks TPS Termination for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. Auto-Extension of Work Authorization for Sudan and Nicaragua.
 
On October 3, 2018, a federal court in San Francisco blocked the termination of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador in the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen. The court ordered Homeland Security (DHS) to maintain TPS and work authorization for TPS holders from these 4 countries.

Important information for TPS holders from Haiti and El Salvador

TPS holders from Haiti and El Salvador continue to have TPS status and permission to work. If the injunction remains in effect on March 2, 2019, a second Federal Register Notice will be issued. This second Notice will automatically extend work permission for TPS holders for all 4 countries, Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador, beyond April 2, 2019.

Currently,

  •  Haitian TPS and work authorization expires on July 22, 2019
  • SalvadoranTPS and work authorization expires on September 9, 2019

Important information for TPS holders from Sudan and Nicaragua

On October 31, 2018, a Federal Register Notice announced that work permission for TPS holders from Sudan and Nicaragua will be automatically extended until April 2, 2019. This will protect TPS holders from Sudan and Nicaragua whose work authorization would otherwise expire.
 
1. TPS holders from Sudan and Nicaragua have automatic work authorization through April 2, 2019
 
TPS holders from Sudan and Nicaragua who filed a TPS re-registration during the last TPS registration period have automatic work authorization through April 2, 2019. Even though your work authorization card shows an expiration date, you continue to have permission to work through April 2, 2019.
 
2. You do NOT need to file an application or pay a fee for automatic work permission
 
You do not need to file or pay for any application. People with TPS from Sudan and Nicaragua do NOT need to file an application or pay a filing fee in order to have automatic work permission through April 2, 2019.

3. Be prepared to show your employer certain documents if asked about work authorization
 
You can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until April 2, 2019. You can also show your work permission card.

List of important things all TPS holders should know and do now:

1. Talk to your union rep if you have one
 
If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.
 
2. Carry proof of TPS status
 
It’s important to keep proof that you have TPS status with you. Keep a copy of your employment authorization card and a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you.
 
3. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many TPS holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.
 
4. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 
5. Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers who claim to be able to help you.
 
6. Take action and make your voice heard!
 
Get your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers involved in the fight to protect immigrants. Ask them to join you in calling your members of Congress to demand they protect people with TPS and support efforts to allow TPS holders to stay in the U.S. legally: 1-888-204-8353
 
Download a copy of the Federal Register Notice. Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Notice with you.

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TPS UPDATE FOR YEMEN -- IMPORTANT DEADLINE TO RE-REGISTER: OCTOBER 15, 2018

Updated 8/14/2018

On July 5, 2018, Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen until March 3, 2020. The decision on whether TPS for Yemen will be extended beyond March 3, 2020 will be made by the DHS Secretary before that date.

This is a list of important things TPS holders from Yemen should know and do now:

1. File your TPS re-registration and work authorization by October 15, 2018
 
All current TPS holders from Yemen must file a Form I-821 by October 15, 2018 in order to extend their TPS status through March 3, 2020.  You do not need to pay a filing fee for the TPS re-registration. You will have to include a fee for fingerprints if you are between ages 14-75.

2. File your work authorization extension as soon as possible

Work authorization for people with TPS from Yemen expires on September 3, 2018. In order to receive work permission through March 3, 2020 it is important to apply for a work authorization extension as soon as possible. You can file a Form I-821, Form I-765 and filing fee or fee waiver, and fingerprints fee all together. Go to www.uscis.gov/i-765 for fee information.

3. Automatic work authorization until March 2, 2019
 
DHS granted a 180-day automatic work authorization extension, until March 2, 2019, to allow TPS holders to continue working during the processing of employment authorization extensions. You must re-register for TPS by October 15, 2018 and apply for an extension of work authorization in order to receive work authorization through March 3, 2020.

Also, people who applied for a work authorization extension during the last TPS registration period but have not yet received their new work authorization card are covered by this automatic work authorization.  

  • Exception: TPS holders who filed TPS and work authorization applications during the last TPS registration and whose applications are still pending do not need to file applications again. If the pending TPS application is approved, TPS and work authorization will be granted through March 3, 2020.

4. Be prepared to show certain documents if asked about work authorization after September 4, 2018.
 
If asked, you can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until March 2, 2019. By October 15, 2018, you should have applied to extend your TPS and work authorization. You can also show your employer the receipt notice for your work authorization extension. After March 2, 2019, you may need to show your new work permission card with the extended date of March 3, 2020.

5. Talk to your union rep if you have one

If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.

6. Carry proof of TPS status

It’s important to keep proof that you have TPS status with you. A copy of your employment authorization card, a copy of the Federal Register Notice and a copy of the completed Form I-821 and receipt showing you’ve applied for an extension of TPS will prove that you have TPS status. Download a copy of the Federal Register Notice.
 
7. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many TPS holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.
 
8. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 
9. Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers who claim to be able to help you.
 
10. Take action and make your voice heard!
 
Get your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers involved in the fight to protect immigrants. Ask them to join you in calling your members of Congress to demand they protect people with TPS and support efforts to allow TPS holders to stay in the U.S. legally: 1-888-204-8353

Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you.

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TPS UPDATE FOR HONDURANS

Updated 6/5/2018

On May 4, 2018, Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans. Nearly 60,000 Honduran TPS holders, many of whom have legally lived, worked and studied in the United States for decades, will lose their legal status. Honduran TPS continues until January 5 2020 if Honduran TPS holders re-register.

This is a list of important things Hondurans with TPS should know and do now:

1. File your TPS re-registration by August 6, 2018
 
All current Honduran TPS holders must file a Form I-821 by August 6, 2018 in order to extend their TPS status through January 5, 2020.  You do not need to pay a filing fee for the TPS re-registration. You will have to include a fee for fingerprints if you are between ages 14-75.
 
2. File your work authorization extension as soon as possible
 
Honduran TPS work authorization expires on July 5, 2018.  In order to receive work permission through January 5, 2020 it is important to apply for a work authorization extension as soon as possible. You can file a Form I-821, Form I-765 and filing fee or fee waiver, and fingerprints fee all together.
 
3. Automatic work authorization until January 1, 2019
 
DHS granted a 180-day automatic work authorization extension, until January 1, 2019, to allow TPS holders to continue working during the processing of employment authorization extensions.  You must re-register for TPS by August 6, 2018 in order to get the benefits of the automatic extension of work authorization.
 
4. Special rule for TPS holders who have pending applications.

If you have a pending application for work authorization and re-registration as of June 5, 2018, you do not need to re-register or file for work permission again. If your pending applications are approved, your TPS and your work permit will be extended through January 5, 2020.

Also, automatic work authorization applies to TPS holders who have pending applications for work permission and to TPS holders who received work authorization cards with July 5, 2018 expiration dates.  

To confirm that you don’t need to reapply, you should consult with a reputable legal service attorney.

5. Be prepared to show certain documents if asked about your work permission
 
If asked, you can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until January 1, 2019. By August 6, 2018, you should have applied to extend your TPS and work authorization. You can also show your employer the receipt notice for your work authorization extension. After January 1, 2019, you should show your new work permission card with the extended date of January 5, 2020.

If your work authorization application is still pending, you can show your employer your most recent employment card, the receipt from your work permission application and the Federal Register notice dated June 5, 2018.  Go to https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-05/pdf/2018-12161.pdf for the statement.  These will prove you have automatic employment authorization until January 1, 2019.

6. Talk to your union rep if you have one

If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.
                   
7. Carry proof of TPS status

It’s important to keep proof that you have TPS status with you. A copy of your employment authorization card, a copy of the Federal Register Notice and a copy of the completed Form I-821 and receipt showing you’ve applied for an extension of TPS will prove that you have TPS status. Download a copy of the Federal Register Notice.
 
8. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many TPS holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.
 
9. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 
10. Beware of notarios! Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers and notarios who claim to be able to help you.

Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you!

 Download

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TPS FOR NEPAL UPDATE

As of May 22, 2018

On April 26 2018, Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal. More than 9,000 TPS holders from Nepal, many of whom have legally lived, worked and studied in the United States for years, will lose their legal status. TPS for Nepal continues through June 24, 2019 if TPS holders from Nepal re-register.

This is a list of important things TPS holders from Nepal should know and do now:

1. File your TPS re-registration by July 23, 2018
 
All current Nepalese TPS holders must file a Form I-821 by July 23, 2018 in order to extend their TPS status through June 24, 2019.  You do not need to pay a filing fee for the TPS re-registration. You will have to include a fee for fingerprints if you are between ages 14-75.
 
2. File your work authorization extension as soon as possible
 
Current work authorization for Nepalese TPS holders expires on June 24, 2018.  In order to receive work permission through June 24, 2019 it is important to apply for a work authorization extension as soon as possible.  You can file a Form I-821, Form I-765 and filing fee or fee waiver, and fingerprints fee all together. Go to www.uscis.gov/i-765 for fee information.

3. Automatic work authorization until December 21, 2018 if you re-register
 
DHS granted a 180-day automatic work authorization extension, until December 21, 2018, to allow TPS holders to continue working during the processing of employment authorization extensions.  You must re-register for TPS by July 23, 2018 in order to get the benefits of the automatic extension of work authorization.
 
4. Be prepared to show certain documents if asked about your work permission
 
If asked, you can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until December 21, 2018. By July 23, 2018, you should have applied to extend your TPS and work authorization. You can also show your employer the receipt notice for your work authorization extension. After December 21, 2018, you must show your new work permission card with the extended date of June 24, 2019.

5. Talk to your union rep if you have one

If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.
                   
6. Carry proof of TPS status

It’s important to keep proof that you have TPS status with you. A copy of your employment authorization card, a copy of the Federal Register Notice and a copy of the completed Form I-821 and receipt showing you’ve applied for an extension of TPS will prove that you have TPS status.  Download a copy of the Federal Register Notice.
 
7. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many TPS holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.
 
8. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 
9. Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers who claim to be able to help you.
 
10. Stay informed.

Stay informed about other immigration options and the fight to pass legislation to protect TPS holders from deportation. Text “TPS” to 802495 to receive recurring alerts of resources and ways to take action.

Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you!

 Download

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TPS UPDATE FOR SYRIANS

Updated 3/5/2018

On January 31, 2018, Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians until September 30, 2019. The decision on whether Syrian TPS will be extended beyond September 30, 2019 will be made by the DHS Secretary before that date. Unfortunately, under this announcement, Syrians who arrived in the U.S. after August 1, 2016 do not qualify for this program.

This is a list of important things Syrians with TPS should know and do now:

1. File your TPS re-registration and work authorization by May 4, 2018
 
All current Syrian TPS holders must file a Form I-821 by May 4, 2018 in order to extend their TPS status through September 30, 2019.  You do not need to pay a filing fee for the TPS re-registration. You will have to include a fee for fingerprints if you are between ages 14-75.

2. File your work authorization extension as soon as possible
 
Syrian TPS work authorization expires on March 31, 2018.  In order to receive work permission through September 30, 2019 it is important to apply for a work authorization extension as soon as possible.  You can file a Form I-821, Form I-765 and filing fee or fee waiver, and fingerprints fee all together. Go to www.uscis.gov/i-765 for fee information.

3. Automatic work authorization until September 27, 2018 with re-registration
 
DHS granted a 180-day automatic work authorization extension, until September 27, 2018, to allow TPS holders to continue working during the processing of employment authorization extensions. You must re-register for TPS by May 4, 2018 in order to get the benefits of the automatic extension of work authorization.

4. Be prepared to show certain documents if asked about work authorization after March 31
 
If asked, you can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until September 30, 2018. By May 4, 2018, you should have applied to extend your TPS and work authorization. You can also show your employer the receipt notice for your work authorization extension. After September 30, 2018, you may need to show your new work permission card with the extended date of September 30, 2019.

5. Talk to your union rep if you have one

If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.

6. Carry proof of TPS status

It’s important to keep proof that you have TPS status with you. A copy of your employment authorization card, a copy of the Federal Register Notice and a copy of the completed Form I-821 and receipt showing you’ve applied for an extension of TPS will prove that you have TPS status.  Download a copy of the Federal Register Notice.
 
 7. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many TPS holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.
 
8. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 
9. Beware of notarios! Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers and notarios who claim to be able to help you.
 
10. Take action and make your voice heard!
 
Get your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers involved in the fight to protect immigrants. Ask them to join you in calling your members of Congress to demand they protect people with TPS and support efforts to allow TPS holders to stay in the U.S. legally: 1-888-204-8353
 
Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you.

 Download

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LIBERIAN DED UPDATE

Updated 4/3/2018

On March 27, 2018, President Trump announced the termination of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians. Liberian DED holders, many of whom have legally lived, worked and studied in the United States since 1991, will lose their legal status as of March 31, 2019. Automatic work authorization continues only until September 30, 2018.

This is a list of important things Liberians with DED should know and do now:

1. Work authorization expires on September 30, 2018. File your work permission extension as soon as possible.
 
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted a 180-day automatic work authorization extension, until September 30, 2018. In order to receive work permission through March 31, 2019 it is important to apply for a work authorization extension as soon as possible in order to avoid gaps in your permission to work.  

You can file a Form I-765 with the filing fee or a fee waiver. Go to www.uscis.gov/i-765 for fee information.

2. DED continues until March 31, 2019

DHS terminated Liberian DED but allowed Liberian DED holders to remain in the U.S. legally until March 31, 2019. You can use this time to see if you qualify for another type of immigration status.

3. Find out if you qualify for another type of immigration status.
 
Many Liberian DED holders have been in the U.S. for years and may be eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. To see a partial list of possible immigration options use this checklist and then consult with a reputable immigration attorney or legal services organization. You can also use the online immi tool to find a path that’s right for you.

4. Carry proof of DED status.

It’s important to keep proof that you have DED status with you. A copy of your employment authorization card, a copy of the Federal Register Notice and a copy of the receipt showing you’ve applied for an extension of work authorization will prove that you have DED status. 

5. Be prepared to show certain documents if asked about your work permission.
 
If asked, you can show your employer the Federal Register Notice to prove that your work permission has been automatically extended until September 30, 2018. You can also show your employer the receipt notice for your work authorization extension. After September 30, 2018, you must show your new work permission card with the extended date of March 31, 2019.

6. Talk to your union rep if you have one

If you belong to a union, talk to your union rep to help you with employer questions about work authorization.
                   
7. Know Your Rights! You have rights under the U.S. Constitution.
 
All people in the U.S. have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Visit the Know Your Rights section.
 

8. Get reputable legal help.
 
Find reputable immigration attorneys and legal services organizations. Avoid scammers who claim to be able to help you.


9. Stay informed.

Stay informed about other immigration options and the fight to pass legislation to protect Liberian DED holders from deportation. Text “DED” to 802495 to receive recurring alerts of resources and ways to take action.
 
Don’t forget to keep a copy of the Federal Register Notice with you.

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LIBERIANS WITH DED - INFO FOR EMPLOYERS ON EAD EXTENSIONS

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TOP 10 QUESTIONS ON TPS

1. What is TPS?

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status, allows people from certain countries to live and work in the United States during a humanitarian crisis in their home countries.

2. What type of humanitarian crisis would lead to TPS?

Here are some reasons the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) can authorize TPS for countries:

  1.     Armed conflict, such as civil war, threatening people’s safety
  2.     Environmental disasters such as a hurricane or earthquake that disrupts living conditions
  3.     Extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country that prevent the safe return of the population

3. How long are TPS grants?

The Secretary of DHS can authorize TPS for6, 12, or 18 months at a time. This authorization can be extended or terminated.

4. How many people have TPS?

It’s estimated, as of September 2017, that over 320,000 peoplein the U.S. have TPS.

5. Who are the people who have TPS?

People with TPS are essential workers who have lived and worked in the U.S. for years and even decades. Many people with TPS work in construction, the hotel and restaurant industry, landscaping and childcare. Many also operate their own businesses. About 100,000 TPS holders live in homes that they own and pay mortgages to U.S. banks

6. What ties do TPS holders have to the U.S.?

TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti have about 273,000 U.S. citizen children. Also 10% of the Salvadoran TPS holders are married to a legal resident of the U.S.

7. Which countries have TPS?

El Salvador
Haiti
Honduras
Nepal
Nicaragua
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Yemen

8. What are the requirements to receive TPS?

  •  Arrived in the U.S. and continued to live in the U.S. since a specific date;
  •  Filed an application with a filing fee and passed security and criminal checks.

 
9. What would be the economic impact on the U.S. of ending TPS?

According to an April 2017 study, ending TPS would cause a reduction of $45.2 billion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and a $6.9 billion reduction in Social Security and Medicare contributions over the next decade. Ending TPS would also cause employers to face approximately $967 million in the turnover costs of replacing and training laid off TPS holders.

10. Why should we keep fighting to preserve TPS?

TPS offers humanitarian protection to people unable to return to their home countries due to natural disasters, war and other extraordinary situations. Providing this protection is a moral imperative. While preserving TPS brings economic benefits to the U.S., it would also allow American families to stay together--U.S. citizen children would remain with their parents and grandparents.

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WHO ARE TPS AND DED HOLDERS?


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Source: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

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WHAT IS DED?

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is an immigration status that is very similar to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Like TPS, DED permits recipients to live and work legally in the U.S., and like TPS, DED holders are required to renew their status periodically. Currently, Liberians are the only nationals with DED. Many Liberian DED holders have been living and working legally in the U.S. since that nation was first designated for TPS in 1991, and all of them have been here since at least 2007.

Unlike TPS, the decision whether to extend DED is made by the President, not the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). And unlike TPS there are no rules requiring advance notice before the status is terminated.

DED and work authorization for Liberians will expire on March 31, 2018 unless President Trump extends it or the legislation proposed by Congressman Ellison is passed.  If the President fails to make a decision by March 31, 2018, Liberians with DED will become undocumented unless they have another type of immigration relief.

For nearly three decades, Liberians with DED have been working, raising families and contributing to the U.S. economy. Renewing DED would continue to bring economic benefits to the U.S. and allow American families to stay together.

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APPLYING FOR OTHER TYPES OF IMMIGRATION STATUS AFTER TPS

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allows people from certain countries to live and work in the United States for a temporary period of time. TPS does not lead to permanent immigration status in the United States. In the past, people granted TPS often have been allowed to extend their TPS status every 18 months. However, the Trump administration has voiced its intent to limit TPS extensions.

While we continue to fight for TPS extensions, it’s important to consider whether you might qualify for another type of immigration status. Now is the time to look into whether you qualify.

It is important that you consult with a reputable legal services provider as soon as possible. iAmerica has a list of legal services providers. Make sure you find a trustworthy legal services provider.


I have TPS now. Can I apply for another type of immigration status?

Yes. Many people who have TPS are eligible for other types of immigration status and benefits. If you are interested in looking into whether you qualify for other types of immigration status during the time that you have TPS, it’s important to seek the assistance of a reputable legal services provider. iAmerica has a list of legal services providers.

How do I know if I qualify for other types of immigration status?

To get a general idea of some of the requirements for other types of immigration benefits, use iAmerica’s checklist of eligibility requirements for various types of immigration status. This is not a complete list and it’s important to check with a reputable legal services provider to learn whether you qualify for another type of immigration status.

Is there a deadline to apply for other types of immigration status?

It is important to apply for another type of immigration status as soon as possible. If you currently have TPS, you will be “in status” until the date TPS expires. In many cases, being “in status” will help you when you apply for another type of immigration status.

Don’t forget, filing for another immigration status now while you have TPS may allow you to take advantage of other immigration benefits in the future and preserve your ability to live and work in the United States.

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CHECKLIST OF IMMIGRATION OPTIONS FOR TPS HOLDERS

This checklist is a partial list of possible immigration options.

You may be eligible for immigration benefits that will allow you to stay in the U.S. Check all the boxes that apply to you and then contact a legal services provider.

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immi: Do you qualify to stay in the U.S.?

Find the path that's right for you. Answer some simple questions to get started.

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immi: Make a Plan

Having a family safety plan is a good idea under any circumstance. In case of an unfortunate event that a love one is detained or deported, you can protect your family by having a plan. This tool can help you prepare your family, manage your property and make arrangement for your debts. It’s always better to have a plan and not use it than to be unprepared.

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