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This course is intended to give an overview of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as granted by the U.S. government, and provide detailed instructions on how to apply for TPS without the need for an attorney. If you have no prior criminal convictions or immigration violations, this course may save you hundreds of dollars in attorneys' fees.
By the end of this course, you will know how to complete every required form, which supporting documents are required, how to secure work authorization, and how to maintain your TPS status.
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|Section 1: Overview of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)|
This lecture provides an brief description of what TPS is and the benefits that one can receive from TPS status.
Many find the difference between asylum and TPS to be confusing. This lecture makes the distinction clear and will help you determine which one is for you.
This lecture provides a summary of the TPS eligibliity requirements.
|Section 2: How to File for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)|
This lecture is a detailed examination of the Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
This lecture is a detailed examination of the Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
In this lecture, we discuss precisely what supporting documentation should be submitted to USCIS.
|Section 3: Post-Filing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Issues|
Learn what to expect after you file and how to maintain TPS status once received.
Learn how the combination of TPS and Advanced Parole can "cure" entering without inspection.
I am an attorney whose practice is focused on both family and business immigration. I have significant experience aiding business clients with the preparation of various non-immigrant, employment visa petitions, including those in the H-1B (professionals), H-2B (temporary/seasonal workers), E-1 / E-2 (treaty traders/investors), L-1A (intracompany transferees), J (exchange visitors), and R (religious workers) categories. I also regularly advise clients on PERM processing with the Department of Labor and employment based green cards in the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.
For my individual clients, I assist them in obtaining visas, permanent residence, and citizenship, among other things. I have experience with non-immigrant visa petitions, including those in the B-1/B-2 (business/pleasure), F-1 (student), and K (fiancée) categories, and immigrant visa petitions, including adjustments of status, VAWA petitions, and extreme hardship waivers. I have also represented individuals in removal proceedings.
I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and am licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.