ABSTRACT

Temporary Protected Status: Overview and Current Issues [Updated March 22, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"When civil unrest, violence, or natural disasters erupt in countries around the world, concerns arise over the ability of foreign nationals in the United States from those countries to safely return. Provisions exist in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to offer temporary protected status (TPS) and other forms of relief from removal under specified circumstances. The Secretary of Homeland Security has the discretion to designate a country for TPS for periods of 6 to 18 months and can extend these periods if the country continues to meet the conditions for designation. Congress has also provided TPS legislatively. A foreign national who is granted TPS receives a registration document and employment authorization for the duration of a given TPS designation."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS20844
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2019-03-22
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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