Temporary Protected Status: An Overview

Date of Publication: 
March, 2021
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems that make it difficult or unsafe for their nationals to be deported there. TPS has been a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of individuals already in the United States when problems in a home country make their departure or deportation untenable. This fact sheet provides an overview of how TPS designations are determined, what benefits TPS confers, and how TPS beneficiaries apply for and regularly renew their status.

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AIC (2021, March 18). Temporary Protected Status: An Overview. American Immigration Council. https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/temporary-protected-status-overview