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The 3 most common mistakes that will make you lose your TPS

Imagine waking up one day and discovering that the future you had planned in the United States is in danger. The reason? you made a mistake and you lost your TPS.

Today I will reveal to you how to prevent this from becoming your reality. If you want to protect your status and improve your future in the United States, you are in the right place because, I will reveal useful options to you even if you are about to lose your tps!

Hello Immigration Nation!

Today we’ll tackle TPS, a special program that provides temporary protection to certain groups of people who cannot return to their countries due to extraordinary conditions. This special program not only allows you to reside and work legally in the U.S., but also protects you from deportation and allows you to travel outside the country. Imagine the freedom to build your future without worrying about your immigration status. But, there are common mistakes that could put all this at risk and may result in loosing your TPS status.

Ready to know what they are and avoid them? Let’s start!

First mistake: not being aware of your TPS Expiration date.

When the TPS clock runs out, it’s like running out of time in a game and suddenly finding yourself out of lives. You lose your protection and could face deportation if you are left without valid immigration status. To check your expiration date, review the approval document you received for your TPS application from USCIS. This document, whether a Notice of Action (Form I-797) or an Employment Authorization Card (EAD), confirms your status and expiration date.

Like all good things, TPS also comes with an expiration date. Once the time is up, the temporary protection says goodbye!

Your immigration status could change in the blink of an eye. Now let’s move on to mistake number 2.

Mistake 2: Travel outside the US without the necessary permission.

Imagine that TPS is like a passport to your American dream, but with a warning: stay on the right path or lose your ticket!

To maintain your tps you must live in the U.S. without interruptions, stay out of legal trouble, and meet the requirements. If you plan to travel outside the country, obtaining a travel permit is essential to avoid losing your status.

We don’t want you to be surprised when you try to return and discover that you cannot enter the country and that you have lost your status.

But what does it take to obtain a travel permit? ? Well, It’s crucial to have a valid reason and proper documentation. Whether it’s for humanitarian, family health, work, study, or emergency reasons, each justification must align with the appropriate legal basis to avoid rejection.

To apply for travel permission, you’ll need to fill out Form I-131. But remember, merely submitting the form and paying the immigration fee doesn’t guarantee approval.

Be cautious, because TPS holders with deportation orders may face travel complications and potential detention if leaving the country.

Emergency travel permits are available for critical situations like hospitalization or attending a recent funeral. However, getting an appointment might can be tricky Call immigration, explain the emergency, and if deemed sufficient, an appointment will be scheduled within 24 hours.

At the appointment, bring evidence of the emergency. If you previously applied by mail and now need an emergency permit, be prepared to pay the $565 fee again.

If approved, the emergency travel permit will be stamped in your passport on the spot. So, ensure your passport is valid to secure approval.

Let’s continue with the third error, I tell you that it could be a little scary, but don’t worry, surely there is something that can be done, let’s first know what it is about

Mistake 3: Having more than two arrests with conviction.

Maintaining an impeccable legal record is essential. The immigration game is no different than a baseball game, three strikes and you’re out! Well, in this case, it would only be two strikes.

If you accumulate two or more arrests resulting in convictions, you could be out of the TPS game sooner than you think, losing your work authorization and the protections this status offers you. That is why it is vital to stay away from legal problems and think about your future here and this does not only apply to TPS.

Depending on the specific circumstances of your arrests and convictions, there may be options to appeal court decisions or seek judicial review. An attorney can help you determine if there are solid grounds for appealing and represent you in the legal process.

That’s right immigration nation, these are the three mistakes that if you avoid will make you continue enjoying the benefits of your TPS, but before finishing this video,I want to give you extra information by answering two frequently asked questions among our clients.

The first common question is why TPS ends?

There are common reasons why TPS could end, such as:

The US government has the authority to extend, terminate, suspend, or resume TPS for each designated country. This decision may be based on several factors, including the political, economic, and humanitarian conditions of the affected country.

Another important factor is changes in US immigration policy. Each government, in turn, decides how much importance is given to these types of procedures, so don’t be surprised if there are some changes to your TPS with the next change of government.

Now for the second common question: What happens if I can no longer renew my TPS?

Although there are more reasons besides the ones I just shared with you why you could not renew your TPS, it is important to have an alternative plan in place. When your TPS ends and you do not have another immigration status that protects you against deportation, you could be at risk of being deported from the United States. But don’t panic, there are solutions!

There are other legal avenues you could explore to maintain some of the benefits of TPS even if you are no longer eligible for TPS. Some options may include various paths to gaining legal status in the U.S., such as Green Cards based on family or employment, as well as programs like VAWA for abuse victims or the U visa for crime victims. In fact, there are 9 different paths you can consider.

Each journey through the immigration process is unique, and while the path may seem daunting, it’s filled with opportunities for growth and stability. Remember, avoiding these common mistakes is your first step toward securing a brighter future in the U.S. Don’t let fear or uncertainty navigate your path. Knowledge is power, and you’re now equipped with valuable insights to help keep your TPS status secure and explore new avenues should the need arise.

And if you’re looking for more detailed guidance or exploring next steps, our videos on our YouTube channel “The Green Card Attorney” are here to help. 

Stay informed, stay engaged, and most importantly, stay hopeful. Together, we can navigate the complexities of immigration with confidence and clarity. See you next time, Immigration Nation, and remember, the future is bright for those who prepare today

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