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The Potential Impact of Changes to the TPS Benefit for Immigrants

What does TPS Mean for Immigrants? TPS has recently made news, since our current President has taken office.  Promises to crackdown on “illegal” immigration has thrown many families into panic. Many feel uncertain of what the future may hold for them and their loved ones. What is TPS? “Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) to eligible foreign born individuals, who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling the return.” Countries that have been a part of this program have been El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, Honduras, Nepal, Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. However, with current administration changes the future...

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