How We Can Help Obtain or Renew Your Temporary Protected Status
While TPS is a powerful benefit, it is important to be aware of its limitations. TPS is, as its name indicates, a temporary benefit. If an alien’s country loses its TPS designation, he or she will lose TPS benefits as soon as the registration period runs out. For this reason, persons on TPS should, in addition to ensuring that they maintain TPS, consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine eligibility for adjustment of status. Provided that a TPS beneficiary is eligible for adjustment, TPS functions as a bridge to obtaining a permanent immigration status. You can always start this process by sending us your resume either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +1 415-693-9135.
Since TPS does not waive inadmissibility caused by accrual of unlawful presence, TPS beneficiaries who may be subject to the 3 or 10 year bars of inadmissibility should consult with an experienced immigration attorney before departing the country. Although the bars will not prevent reentry pursuant to timely return after leaving on a grant of advance parole if the TPS beneficiary has a pending adjustment of status application, those bars of inadmissibility will need to be addressed in order to adjust status.
Persons from countries designated for TPS should consult with an experienced immigration attorney prior to applying for TPS, both for an evaluation of eligibility for TPS, and in order to determine whether based on specific circumstances, whether the alien may be eligible for a less temporary immigration benefit. Since the application process for TPS requires numerous forms and knowledge of the different registration periods for TPS designated countries, persons who are seeking TPS should consult with an experienced immigration attorney for assistance in the TPS application process.