If a person who lives outside of the United States is in this country at a point when it becomes unsafe to return to his or her home country (or region), he or she may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) if his or her home country is placed on the TPS list by the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
A country or a region of a country is typically placed on the TPS list as a result of armed conflict, including civil war, or a natural disaster. El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Syria are among the countries on the TPS list as of early 2015. An individual with a felony conviction or more than two misdemeanor convictions may be unable to receive TPS status.
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If TPS currently applies to your country, the experienced immigration lawyers at Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC, can help you complete and file the proper forms. You may remain in the United States as long as your TPS status is valid. We can also assist you in obtaining work authorization for as long as your TPS status is valid.
If a country is removed from the TPS list, an individual's immigration status reverts to whatever it was before his or her country was put on the TPS list (unless that status expired). If necessary, we can help you petition for renewed or new immigration status through family immigration laws, work immigration laws or another strategy.
All of our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We pride ourselves on the level of personal attention we provide. We understand that dealing with immigration issues can be stressful. We are committed to providing our clients a level of service that eliminates as much of that stress as possible while resolving their immigration matter efficiently and cost-effectively.
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We welcome the chance to review your situation, answer your questions and recommend an effective course of action during a free consultation. Call 800-709-0243 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, we have offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.