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Dallas County Removal Defense Lawyer Helping Immigrants Receive Protection Based on Conditions in Certain Countries

While immigrants come to the United States for many different reasons, safety is one of the most common motivations. Conditions in a person's home country may place them at risk of harm if they were forced to return. The immigration laws in the U.S. recognize that this can be a serious issue, and they offer multiple forms of humanitarian relief meant to protect people's safety. People from certain countries may be able to receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will protect them from deportation and allow them to obtain authorization to work in the United States.

A country may be designated for TPS based on temporary conditions that are likely to threaten the health or safety of people who are required to return there. These conditions may include civil wars or other military conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics of contagious illnesses, or other temporary problems that would affect a country's ability to handle an increase in population. The Department of Homeland Security will usually grant a TPS designation for a limited period of time, such as 18 months, although a designation may be extended if the unsafe conditions in a country continue.

The law firm of John W. Lawit, LLC has helped numerous clients address issues related to humanitarian relief in a wide variety of immigration cases. We understand how immigration laws apply in different situations, and we work to ensure that our clients can take the proper steps to protect themselves and their family members from harm. If you believe that you qualify for Temporary Protected Status, we can help you apply for protection against deportation and take the correct steps to establish and maintain legal status in the United States.

Eligibility for TPS

A person may apply for Temporary Protected Status if they are a citizen of a TPS-designated country or if they do not have a nationality and had previously resided in one of these countries. A person must have continuously resided in the United States since the date of the country's designation. An application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) must be filed within the applicable registration period, and they will also need to re-register if a TPS designation is extended. If an application is not filed within the proper window, late filing or late re-registration may be available if a person can show good cause and meets certain conditions.

Certain issues may cause a person to be ineligible for TPS, including:

  • Criminal convictions - A felony conviction or two misdemeanor convictions for crimes committed in the United States may disqualify a person from eligibility for TPS.
  • Inadmissibility - The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) lists a number of grounds of inadmissibility, including health-related issues, unlawful presence in the United States, fraud or misrepresentation during the immigration process, or previous deportations. In some cases, immigrants may be able to receive waivers of inadmissibility to ensure that they qualify for TPS.
  • Bars to asylum - If a person is mandatorily prohibited from receiving asylum, such as because they have engaged in terrorist activity, they will not be able to receive TPS.

Contact Our Carrollton TPS Application Lawyers

TPS beneficiaries will be able to avoid deportation from the United States, and they may also be able to apply for adjustment of status and other immigration benefits. Our attorneys can help immigrants submit TPS applications along with documentation demonstrating their eligibility for these protections. We work to ensure that our clients can take the proper steps to protect against deportation and any other issues that may affect their safety. Contact our office today by calling 214-609-2242. We assist with multiple types of complex immigration cases in Arlington, Carrollton, Grapevine, Addison, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Irving, Bedford, Grand Prairie, and Euless.

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