From time to time the United States government of its own action decides that a specific country is too dangerous to return to because of some event like civil strife and warfare or a catastrophic weather event. In this instance, visitors from these countries who are present in the United States will have a limited time in which they are allowed to register their presence and qualify for this legal presence in te United States. This is called “Temporary Protected Status” or “TPS” and while it is by nature temporary it is often renewed and allows a person to stay in the United States and obtain a work permit without threat of deportation. It is not a visa and does not provide a chance for residency or citizenship.
If TPS is an option for you while defending your case, our office will identify that defense and use it to help you succeed in your case in court.