Temporary Protected Status (TPS):
Some reasons the U.S. would designate a country for TPS include:The U.S. regularly designates foreign countries for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely to their home country.
- ongoing armed conflict/civil war,
- environmental disaster,
- other extraordinary and temporary conditions
The U.S. maintains a list of countries that are currently designated for Temporary Protected Status.
Eligibility Requirements :
- The applicant must be a national of a country designated for TPS, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country;
- The applicant must file during the open initial registration or pre-registration (or meet requirements for late filing);
- The applicant must have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since the effective date of the most recent designation date of the country as TPS;
- The applicant must have been continuously resided in the U.S. since the date specified for the TPS-designated country (there are a few exceptions).
- The applicant must NOT have been convicted of any felony or of two or more misdemeanors committed in the U.S.;
- The applicant must NOT be in deportation proceedings;
- The applicant must NOT be inadmissible as an immigrant under applicable grounds in INA section 212(a); examples include health issues, criminal behavior, and drugs
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