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Boston Temporary Protected Status Lawyers Helping Clients Understand Their Rights
In today’s society, there are terrible events and circumstances can occur that can make it unsafe for a foreign individual that is legally or illegally visiting the U.S. to return to their home country.
In some circumstances, the United States government will recognize these issues and offer Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to citizens of these countries who are in the U.S., giving them the ability to not return to their home country once their current visas expire.
At Toland Law, LLC, we strongly advocate for the rights of immigrants and want all of our clients to know that we aggressively fight for your rights. Because we offer a top-rated reputation in the legal community, we have been asked many questions about seeking Temporary Protected Status.
Here are some of the most common questions we have received in the past:
- Why would a country be designated for TPS?
- What are the rights of those that obtain TPS?
- Who can qualify for TPS?
Why Would A Country Be Designated For TPS?
When it comes to determining if a country is designated or TPS, the Secretary of Homeland Security will decide based on one or more of the below reasons:
- Ongoing armed conflict or civil war
- Environmental disaster that temporarily disrupts living conditions (i.e. earthquake, hurricane, etc.)
- Extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent someone from returning safely to their native country
Currently, 10 countries are designated for TPS. They include:
- El Salvador
- South Sudan
What Are The Rights Of Those That Obtain TPS?
For those that obtain TPS, they are entitled to the following rights:
- They cannot be deported
- They cannot be detained by the Department of Homeland Security
- They can work in the United States and will receive an employment authorization document (EAD)
- They can apply for authorization to travel
It is important to remember that a TPS is temporary and these benefits are only available for a limited time.
Who Can Qualify For TPS?
TPS is not granted automatically. If you are eligible, you must file an application with the USCIS, as well as meet the following qualifications:
- Been continuously physically present in the U.S. since their home country was designated for TPS
- Been a continuous resident in the U.S since the designation date of their native country.
- Never convicted of a felony or two or misdemeanors in the U.S.
- Cannot be a persecutor or subject to one of the bars to asylum
- Are not subject to any criminal or security-related grounds of inadmissibility
You will also need to provide documentation and possibly more. A skilled immigration lawyer will learn the specifics of your case and let you know if there is any additional you can provide that will help your case.
Speak With An Award-Winning Temporary Protected Status Law Firm In Boston, Ma
If you are an immigrant that wishes to apply for Temporary Protected Status, you need to hire an attorney that is skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to immigration law. At Toland Law, LLC, we regularly help clients who are seeking TPS and know what it takes to get our clients the results they want and need.
To schedule a consultation with one of the top law firms in the state and learn more about the legal options available to you and your family, contact Toland Law, LLC today. Give us a call at (781) 819-3647 or fill out the contact form on our website.