Francis Bocala

New Legislation May Provide Benefits for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients

Since November 1990 , Temporary Protected Status (TPS) provides temporary relief from deportation for nationals of countries that are unsafe due to armed conflicts or natural disasters. TPS also offers temporary employment authorization and is available for six- to 18-month periods, with extensions available at the discretion of the US Attorney General (AG). The TPS program has received renewed attention under the Biden presidency.

DHS Public Charge Final Rule is Vacated

On March 9, 2021, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit lifted its stay on a court order which blocked the Public Charge Final Rule. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immediately stopped applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions subject to the rule.

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