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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Baltimore Temporary Protected Status Attorneys

TPS Immigration Lawyers Attorneys Serving Maryland

As a U.S. immigrant, you’re no stranger to hardships. When the unthinkable happens, protecting the safety of yourself and your family is paramount. While the complex legal landscape of U.S. immigration law can be overwhelming and time-consuming for many noncitizens and their families, evaluating your potential eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) can offer temporary relief from the global perils unfolding across the world.  

Individuals with TPS can enjoy numerous benefits, including protection from removal and the ability to find lawful employment in America. However, like any U.S. immigration process, the road to obtaining TPS can be expensive and arduous for many noncitizens, especially those recovering from environmental disasters and other extraordinary conditions. Seeking sound counsel from an experienced TPS attorney is essential to navigate the legal system effectively and efficiently.   

At Griffith Immigration Law, our knowledgeable advocates have nearly 25 years of experience providing compassionate and experienced representation to noncitizens and their loved ones in Baltimore and beyond. With tens of thousands of immigration disputes handled, our Maryland lawyers have an in-depth understanding of U.S. immigration law to prioritize your unique needs. Our firm can carefully evaluate your circumstances to determine if TPS is the best path for you to pursue while guiding your steps with wisdom and integrity. 

Preparing to apply for TPS? As immigrants ourselves, our firm truly understands how it feels to be in your shoes. Call (410) 883-9157 to schedule a consultation.

What Is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? 

From civil war and armed conflict to severe hurricanes and earthquakes due to changing climate temperatures, TPS permits nationals of designated countries to reside in the U.S. on a temporary basis due to unsafe conditions in their country. TPS is designated by the Department of Homeland Security to foreign countries with unsafe conditions that temporarily prevent nationals from returning. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a country for the following reasons: 

  • Ongoing armed conflict, such as civil war
  • An environmental disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane
  • Other extraordinary and temporary conditions

Benefits of TPS

There are numerous benefits to obtaining TPS status as an immigrant in the United States. Noncitizens who are TPS beneficiaries or found preliminarily eligible for TPS upon their initial case review are: 

  • Not removable from the U.S.
  • Permitted to apply for employment authorization document (EAD)
  • Allowed to apply for travel authorization

Limitations of TPS

While TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or other immigration status, it doesn’t prevent noncitizens from taking active steps to secure lawful residence in the U.S. Individuals who register for TPS are still permitted to: 

  • Apply for nonimmigrant status
  • File for adjustment of status based on their immigrant petition
  • Apply for any other immigration benefit or protection for which they are eligible
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Serving Baltimore Immigrants Since 2000

At Griffith Immigration Law, our Baltimore attorneys have extensive experience serving noncitizens and their loved ones in life’s toughest seasons. Whether you require sound counsel to apply for naturalization, learn more about obtaining a green card, or navigate removal proceedings, our immigration lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of U.S. law to stay in your corner and fight for the best possible outcome. As first-generation children of immigrants, our staff is committed to delivering compassionate counsel and unwavering support to noncitizens and their families. No matter your circumstances, our highly skilled staff is here to help. 

USICS processes can be complex and time-consuming. Turn to an immigration law firm with a proven track record of success. Contact us online to discuss your case. 

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