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Immigration Weekly News Roundup: September 30, 2022

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Updated October 9, 2022

The ever-changing immigration landscape can be difficult to navigate. As we enter the final months of 2022, there’s some good news. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that will make it easier for people with limited income to get legal permanent residency (green card). The department has also extended Temporary Protected Status for people from Myanmar. Finally, the U.S. will resume visa processing for Cubans who want to visit or migrate legally. Let’s take a closer look at recent announcements.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: October 28, 2022 (Archive)

This week DHS announced that Ethiopians will be able to apply for temporary protected status (TPS). Also, USCIS says certain CW-1 petitions will be considered on time and Venezuelans will be able to take advantage of a new process so they can enter the U.S. Finally, Cubans detained in Florida will be released, and a new study reveals that immigrants help alleviate tax burdens in the U.S. Let’s dive in!

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: November 4, 2022

This week brings a lot of good news: Citizenship waivers for disabled immigrants have been restored, and the ACLU and other organizations unite to limit the detention of pregnant migrants. Additionally, attorneys for TPS recipients from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Nepal will return to a federal court and continue talks to help their clients retain their status. As midterm elections come up, both Latino voters and voters in the agricultural sector bring up their immigration concerns. Let’s read!

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How To Get a TPS Work Permit

Written by Jonathan Petts
Updated October 10, 2022

Temporary Protected Status or TPS is a kind of humanitarian relief issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to citizens of countries affected by political, social, or environmental instability. While in Temporary Protected Status, you may be granted U.S. work authorization. This article explains how to get a TPS work permit and how long you may hold a valid work permit as part of your TPS.

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What Countries Qualify for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Written by Jonathan Petts
Updated September 1, 2022

Temporary protected status (TPS) is given to immigrants in the U.S. who come from countries with armed conflict, environmental disaster, or terrible, ongoing conditions. As of June 2022, 15 countries qualify for TPS. If you are in the U.S. and come from one of these countries, you may be eligible for TPS status and benefits.

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Everything You Need To Know About TPS Travel Authorization and How To Apply for It

Written by ImmigrationHelp Team
Updated August 15, 2022

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status granted to people in the U.S. who come from certain countries they can’t return to. If you have TPS or have applied for TPS and you want to travel outside of the United States, you need to apply for travel authorization. Getting travel authorization allows you to return to the U.S. after leaving without having your immigration status revoked. Applying for travel authorization can take up to five months, so it’s important to plan ahead.

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What Is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Written by Jonathan Petts
Updated July 26, 2022

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants Temporary Protected Status or “TPS” to some foreigners whose home countries are not safe for their return. This article gives an overview of TPS, including its history and benefits for those eligible. The article also covers which countries have TPS, TPS eligibility requirements and application process.

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What You Need To Know About Re-Registering for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Written by Jonathan Petts

Temporary protected status (TPS) allows certain immigrants to live and work in the U.S., but it is not permanent. If you have TPS, you must renew your status during each re-registration period. If you fail to re-register, you can lose the essential benefits of TPS. For example, you can’t adjust your TPS status if your TPS has expired. TPS adjustment of status is one of the easiest ways to get a green card. This article helps you understand how and when to re-register.

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Can You Adjust Status From TPS to a Green Card?

Written by Jonathan Petts
Updated July 17, 2022

People with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have permission from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remain in the United States temporarily while their home countries are unsafe for them to return to for different reasons. If you are in the U.S. and have TPS, you may be able to get a green card and be on the path to U.S. citizenship. This article explains how to adjust your status from TPS to lawful permanent residence.

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How To Get a Green Card Using TPS Adjustment of Status

Written by Jonathan Petts

While temporary protected status (TPS) allows certain immigrants to live and work in the U.S., this status is not permanent. One of the easiest ways to remain in the U.S. is by using the TPS adjustment of status process to get a green card. Once you have your green card, you’ll no longer need to fear deportation if your TPS status changes or expires because you’ll be a permanent U.S. resident. This article explains the requirements for successfully changing from temporary protected status to permanent U.S. residency.

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