Warner Robins Temporary Protected Status Lawyer
While some individuals rely on refugee or asylum laws to gain entry to the US amid violence in their own countries, there are many who do not qualify despite the dangers at home. Because their own nation cannot guarantee their safety, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a special program that may be available to certain citizens and returning nationals: Temporary Protected Status (TPS). If you are eligible and meet the legal requirements, the benefits can be considerable.
However, the process for gaining TPS can be daunting, especially for those who do not speak the language and face untenable conditions in their home nation. Instead of putting your rights at risk, count on Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. to represent you before immigration officials. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with a Warner Robins temporary protected status lawyer, and check out some basics about TPS.
Overview of Laws Covering Temporary Protected Status
TPS aims to provide options for citizens in nations that are unable or willing to guarantee their safety. A county may be included on the list of TPS nations if:
- There is an ongoing armed conflict or civil war that poses a risk of harm;
- An environmental disaster has disrupted living conditions, such as a hurricane, tsunami, or earthquake; or
- Extreme conditions in the foreign country prevent citizens from returning.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tasked with placing nations on the TPS list, and the designation extends for 6, 12, or 18 months. To qualify, you must be a citizen of a country on the list who has continuously resided in the US since the date specified by DHS. A person convicted of certain crimes or who has been adjudicated inadmissible under immigration laws is not eligible.
Benefits of Obtaining TPS
Though temporary in nature, there are numerous advantages to applying for TPS. If approved, there will be a stay on any deportation proceedings. You will also receive a temporary authorization to work in the US, and may travel outside the country in some situations. However, TPS does not lead to lawful permanent resident status (LPR) or other immigration benefits. You must still apply and/or go through the relevant process.
Our Georgia temporary protected status attorneys at Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. will assist with your TPS application, particularly with gathering the primary and secondary evidence that proves you are eligible. We can also help with a waiver of inadmissibility, which must accompany your TPS application if you were adjudicated inadmissible.
Contact a Warner Robins Temporary Protected Status Lawyer to Learn More
This summary of immigration laws on TPS is useful, but there are many additional details and tasks that you need to know to take advantage of this option. For more information on whether you qualify, please contact Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. You can call our Warner Robins, GA office at 404-523-3611, or complete an online contact form to set up a consultation. A Georgia temporary protected status attorney can advise you after learning more about your situation.