SOME PEOPLE WITH TPS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENCY
FEDERAL COURT DECLARES THAT SOME TPS RECIPIENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR RESIDENCY WITHIN THE U.S. BY “ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.” Immigrant Legal Resource Center, April 23, 2017 Recently the federal court of the ninth circuit (9th Circuit Court of Appeals) has made a very important ruling so that some people with TPS who had initially entered without permission can apply for permanent residence within the U.S. through “Adjustment of Status”. Those who will benefit are:
- People who entered the U.S. illegally;
- Those who are recipients of TPS (Temporary Protected Status). (Mostly people from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and some Hatianos)
- Individuals who have “immediate relatives” for example those people who are:
- spouse of a U.S. citizen;
- parent of a U.S. citizen, when the child is 21 years of age or older;
- unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen.
Some more frequent examples of this type of case:
- Manuel entered the U.S. from Honduras in 1997 without permission.
to. It is a TPS recipient. b. In 2008 he married Maria who is a U.S. citizen.
Benefit: Manuel can arrange his permanent residency through an application from his wife here in the U.S. with the “adjustment of status.” He does not have to leave the country by an appointment at the U.S. consulate in Honduras for his application for permanent residence to be approved. 2. Maria entered the U.S. from Honduras in 1997 without permission. to. It is a TPS recipient. b. She has a daughter, Daniela, who was born in the US and is already 21 years old c. In 2008 she married Mario who is a U.S. citizen Benefit: Maria can arrange her permanent residency through an application from her daughter here in the U.S. with the “adjustment of status.” She does not have to leave the country by an appointment at the U.S. consulate in Honduras for her application for permanent residency to be approved. _______________________________________________________________________________________ You will receive an honest, complete, and detailed consultation from an experienced attorney. Call my office and schedule your free consultation. I assure you that you will leave my office educated about how the law may or may not help you. It eliminates their doubts, fears and hesitations. Ask for your free consultation now.