Houston – President Biden’s administration released a memorandum this Friday that will allow beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to request adjustment of status leading to permanent residency.
According to Memorandum PM-602-0188The government will issue a new travel document for TPs that will allow them — once they return home and are inspected by immigration officials at ports of entry — to apply for permanent adjustment as a legal resident.
The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in its memorandum that TPS beneficiaries must meet certain requirements and that cases will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.
Requirements to rectify the situation
- A beneficiary of TPS must have a travel permit.
- A country’s designation under Temporary Protected Status created by the US government must be current.
- A TPS beneficiary returned to the United States after his or her trip pursuant to an authorization issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
- The person was allowed to enter the country at the port of entry.
Currently, residents of Afghanistan, Burma, Cameroon, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela and Yemen are under temporary protected status.
Currently, it is estimated that more than 700,000 people of this nationality are under this temporary status. Venezuelans and Salvadorans are the main beneficiaries of this immigration benefit.
According to National Immigration CouncilThe largest populations of Tempesians live in California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Virginia.
Attorney Matt Adams is the legal director of the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.