What Can I Do if My TPS Ends?
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status granted by the U.S. government for nationals of a particular country where there has been an extraordinary temporary condition that makes it unsafe, such as war or an environmental disaster. At least 60 days before TPS is set to expire, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must make a decision whether to extend or terminate TPS for these individuals. In recent months, the Trump administration has announced the termination of TPS for various groups of nationals, such as those from Sudan, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The termination of TPS does not take effect immediately. The earliest that the termination can occur is 60 days after the Federal Register notice of termination is published, or the expiration of the most recent extension, if that date is later. DHS also may extend TPS for an additional period of time, if necessary to carry out the transition of these nationals.
If DHS announced that your TPS will end on a specific date, you will retain TPS and your accompanying work authorization until it officially ends. Once TPS ends, you return to whatever immigration status you had prior to obtaining TPS. If you had no legal immigration status before getting TPS and did not obtain any other immigration status while you had TPS, then you will have no legal immigration status when TPS ends. Once you lose TPS, you likely are subject to immigration enforcement actions, including arrest, detention, and deportation.
Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible to seek other types of legal immigration status once your TPS ends. For example, if you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who has petitioned for a green card on your behalf, you may be able to continue that process and obtain your green card.
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we care about you and your family, and want to help you preserve your home in the United States. If you or a family member fears deportation, you need to speak with an experienced immigration attorney right away. We focus our law practice solely on deportation defense cases, which allows us to expend all of our efforts in standing up for the rights of those who are facing potential deportation. Our California deportation defense lawyers know how to gather persuasive evidence to support your case and we know all of the procedural ins and outs of the U.S. deportation system. Allow us to handle your deportation case by contacting us today to schedule an appointment.