Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available to certain foreign nationals from designated zones and legally allows them to stay and work in the United States temporarily. The U.S. Attorney General can assign TPS status to people from a specific country unable to return because of an extraordinary situation, like war or a natural disaster. People who have been registered for TPS cannot be deported. It is usually assigned on an annual basis. If extended, nationals from the country in question will have to register again to extend the TPS benefits.
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Listed below are the special authorizations that allow aliens to stay and work in the US.
TPS and asylum visas are for people from countries where there would be danger or a threat to the lives of those sent back. A U-Visa is for immigrants who have victims of a crime. An EB-5 is for entrepreneurs who invest in a US company. An H2-A is for temporary workers who go back home and be called back when the employer needs them.
TPS eligibility for citizens from designated regions is that they must have been resident in the US for the entire period of the designation. All it needs is proof of nationality and proof of residency in the US. That proves inability to return and the person can therefore stay under a TPS even if their original visa has expired.
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Did you know?
A U-Visa allows immigrants who have been victims of crimes to stay in the US and seek employment.
The U-Visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows crime victims to stay in the US and work for up to four years.