Temporary Protected Status

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? 
Allows individuals from certain countries to remain in the United States if it is unsafe for them to return to their home country due to:
  •  Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war)
  • An environmental disaster (such as an earthquake or hurricane)
  • Other extraordinary and temporary conditions
Under Valid Temporary Protected Status:
  • Individuals are not able to be removed from the United States
  • Can receive an employment authorization document
  • May be permitted to travel domestically and internationally (based on case by case basis)
Who qualifies for TPS?
Immigrants from  Afghanistan, Burma, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen, Venezuela.

If you need assistance applying for TPS, please contact CUNY Citizenship Now!
at 646-664-9400 or email us your questions at citizenshipnowinfo@cuny.edu.