Temporary Protected Status For Nationals of El Salvador and Haiti


Posted on July 28th, 2010, by Jennifer Varughese in Immigration Law. Comments Off

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for nationals of El Salvador until March 9, 2012. Current TPS holders can re-register for benefits until September 7, 2010. If you are a national of El Salvador who did not register during the initial registration period in 2001, you may still be eligible for late registration if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have lived in the United States since February 13, 2001 AND, since 2001:
  • were in a valid nonimmigrant status, or had been granted voluntary departure, or any relief during deportation proceedings;
  • had a pending application for change of status, adjustment of status (green card), asylum, voluntary departure, or any other relief during deportation proceedings that you were able to appeal the denial of;
  • were a parolee or had a pending request for re-parole; OR
  • you were the spouse or child of an alien currently eligible to be a TPS registrant.

If you are an applicant for late initial registration, you must register no later than 60 days after the expiration or termination of one of the above factors.

TPS for nationals of Haiti is also currently open for registration. The registration period ends on January 18, 2011.

The immigration lawyers at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Manassas, Woodbridge, Stafford, Alexandria, Arlington, Fredericksburg, Fairfax and all of Northern Virginia, as well as throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia, in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration law matters. Contact us to schedule a consultation day.

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Jennifer S. Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. Her immigration law practice covers both family-based and employment-based green cards, temporary visas, adjustment of status for those already present in the country, citizenship, and deportation cases. Ms. Varughese has been recognized for her work in the area of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.



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