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Temporary Protected Status

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What is TPS?

The secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent its nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. We may grant TPS to:

  • Eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries) who are already in the United States; and
  • Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country.
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