Due to ongoing violence in Syria, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano announced DHS will provide Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Syrians currently in the United States as of March 29, 2012. Syria’s initial TPS period will run for 18 months.
TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to individuals residing in the United States who are, in the short-term, unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions.
Applicants must prove eligibility to obtain TPS as TPS is not automatic. Background checks will be performed on all applicants and those with multiple convictions or other issues may be deemed ineligible. That said, certain non-criminal and non-national security related grounds may be waived.
If you or a loved one is interested in applying for TPS call MILLER|CONWAY, Charleston Immigration Lawyers in Goose Creek, South Carolina at 843.764.3334. You may also follow MILLER|CONWAY, Goose Creek Attorneys, on twitter, facebook and the firm’s NEWS page.