Temporary Protection

The US government may implement policies or regulations to offer temporary status or relief from deportation to non-citizens under various circumstances. There are three common programs that provide such benefits. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a program implemented when there is a civil war or natural disaster in a country making it unsafe for nationals of that country to return home from the US. The US Attorney General will designate countries for TPS for a specific time period, and eligible applicants can apply for TPS status if they meet the requirements. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program offering certain youth a work permit and protection from deportation if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements. Lastly, Humanitarian Parole is a means for persons outside of the US to enter the United States temporarily for medical emergencies, significant public benefit, or other humanitarian reasons. Attorneys at Open Sky Law offer services in applying for Temporary Protected Status, DACA, and Humanitarian Parole.