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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Salvadorans


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:

  1. A guarantee that the individual is not removed or deported from the United States
  2. The individual may obtain employment authorization
  3. 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):

  1. El Salvador
  2. Haiti
  3. Honduras
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Somalia
  6. Sudan
  7. South Sudan
  8. Syria

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.