Recently, refugees from the country of Yemen were given Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the United States Department of Homeland Security. This ruling could have a major impact on those who have fled Yemen's armed conflicts, which have caused a countrywide humanitarian emergency. The immigration lawyers of Berd & Klauss, PLLC offer legal services to immigrants in the New York City area.
Here they share three facts about Yemen's Temporary Protected Status and what it means for those who have fled the war-torn nation.
- Eligible Yemeni Nationals In The U.S. Will Not Be Removed: Under the stipulations laid out in the TPS, eligible citizens of Yemen in the United States are allowed to stay here for the duration of the status, which runs from September 3, 2015 to March 3, 2017. Additionally, qualifying Yemenis can also apply for an Employment Authorization Document so they may legally work during this timeframe. Your immigration lawyer at Berd & Klauss will work with you to determine if you are eligible to register under the TPS and obtain legal work while in the country.
- Fees May Be Waived: The government recognizes that refugees are likely facing financial difficulties that make it challenging to pay the required TPS costs. If you can demonstrate that you are unable to pay the fees associated with the TPS designation, you can request a fee waiver or submit your own request.
- There Are Several Requirements Needed To Apply: Yemenis wishing to seek a TPS must prove that they have been in the U.S. since September 3, 2015. They must also pass background checks, security clearances, and other investigations. Berd & Klauss' immigration services are designed to help you compile the information you need to seek a TPS designation, submit the necessary paperwork, and remain in the country.
Call Berd & Klauss, PLLC at (212) 461-7152, or visit them online to discuss your case with an immigration attorney. Their personalized service and legal expertise will ensure you have the best chance to obtain Temporary Protected Status.