The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. TPS can be granted to eligible applicants who are already in the United States.
The Secretary may designate a country for TPS due to the following temporary conditions in the country:
During a designated period, TPS beneficiaries or who are found preliminarily eligible for TPS upon initial review of their cases (prima facie eligible):
Once granted TPS, an individual also cannot be detained by DHS on the basis of his or her immigration status in the United States.
TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status but registration for TPS does not prevent you from:
To learn more about your options contact our San Francisco law firm to speak with one of our immigration attorneys.