WHAT IS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS?
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) can be designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security for countries whose conditions temporarily prevent their citizens from returning safely from the United States. TPS works to prevent eligible groups from being removed from the United States or detained by the DHS based on their immigration status. It can also be used to obtain employment authorization and sometimes travel authorization. The TPS attorneys at Novo Legal can help you navigate this process.
VENEZUELA HAS BEEN GRANTED TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS
As of March 8, 2021, the Biden administration is allowing as many as 320,000 Venezuelans an 18-month period of time to work and live with no threat of being deported.
Why Did Venezuela Need TPS?
Venezuela’s collapse is said to be “the worst outside of war in decades.” Economists say that the reason for the fall of what once was one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries is due to “poor governance, corruption, and misguided policies of President Nicolás Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chávez.” A report from the United Nations investigated what they called “gross violations of humans rights, including extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, including those involving sexual and gender-based violence, committed since 2014” with 94% of Venezuelan citizens currently living in poverty.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS
To apply for Temporary Protected Status as a Venezuelan, you must register between March 9, 2021, and September 5, 2021. You must have resided in the United States since March 8, 2021, and have had a continuous physical presence in the United States since March 9, 2021.
On-Time Filing & National Of A TPS Designated Country
Continuously Present & Residing in the United States
WHAT COULD MAKE A PERSON INELIGIBLE FOR TPS?
Some people may not be eligible for TPS due to:
Failure to Meet Presence or Residence Requirement
Bars to Asylum
Failure to Re-Register
Get Help Registering for TPS
Contact Novo Legal today or visit our offices in Denver, Colorado, and Seattle, Washington, if you need assistance in registering for Temporary Protected Status. As an accredited law firm that has years of experience in immigration law, you can get the help you need during these troubling times. Call Novo Legal today at 303-335-0250 or contact our legal team.