Temporary Protected Status, or “TPS” provides people from certain countries with ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary conditions that make it unsafe to return, with temporary legal status in the United States. TPS is typically designated for only those countries where there is civil war, a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake, or similar circumstances.
TPS is available to you if you are a national of a country with a TPS designation, have been continuously physically present in the United States since your country was designated, have continuously resided in the United States since a date specified by the Department of Homeland Security, and have not been convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors. Other national-security related and criminal issues could keep you from eligibility as well as the ones mentioned above. Let our Nashville immigration lawyers help you with temporary protected status.