What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?
Temporary Protected Status or TPS establishes a place of safety in the
United States for individuals from certain countries. When an individual
qualifies for TPS, there are three main immigration benefits granted during
the TPS designated time period:
- A guarantee that the individual is not removed or deported from the United States
- The individual may obtain employment authorization
- The individual may be granted travel authorization
TPS may only be granted to nationals of the following countries (or individuals
without nationality who last resided in one of the following countries):
- El Salvador
- South Sudan
TPS for Salvadorans
However, individuals from the above-mentioned countries can only register
or re-register for TPS during the re-registration period. At this time
the re-registration period for individuals from El Salvador is open. This
registration period will close on July 29, 2013. At this time the re-registration
period for the other 7 countries is closed.
If you are an individual who is a national from El Salvador and you were
previously granted TPS or are looking to apply for TPS, you must file
your application before July 29, 2013. TPS has been extended for Salvadorans
for an additional 18 months, beginning September 10, 2013, and ending
March 9, 2015.
If you have any questions about your TPS or are looking into applying for
TPS, contact our office today for your free consultation with one of our
attorneys at (562) 464-6934.