16 12, 2013

Philippine Government Seeks “TPS” for Undocumented Filipinos Living in the U.S.

By |2013-12-16T14:53:37-06:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published:  December 16, 2013 Temporary Protected Status or “TPS” is a special, temporary immigration classification issued by the President of the U.S., by way of the Secretary of Homeland Security, to certain undocumented individuals living in the U.S. who are citizens of countries facing extraordinary humanitarian challenges.  Crises such as civil war, hurricanes, earthquakes and epidemics are examples of the type of situations that prompt the issuance of a TPS decree for a certain country.  Individuals granted TPS status are protected from removal from the U.S. and granted a period of employment authorization. In recent days, it has been reported that […]

18 11, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan and Special Consideration for Certain Filipino Nationals in the U.S. and Abroad

By |2013-11-18T08:35:25-06:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family-Based Immigration Law, Foreign Exchange Student Visas to the U.S., Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Published:  November 18, 2013 As a result of Typhoon Haiyan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) is providing special, albeit limited, benefits for the expedited processing, or extension of status, for certain impacted Filipino nationals in the U.S. and with regard to a variety of immigration related filings. According the USCIS website, www.uscis.gov, CIS is making available special relief measures for certain Typhoon-impacted Filipino nationals including: “Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired; Extension of certain grants of parole made by […]

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