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TPS (Temporary Protected Status) posts in the CitizenPath immigration blog.

USCIS Fee Increases Effective December 23rd

uscis fee increasesEffective December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase the fees that must be submitted with the majority of its immigration forms. The USCIS fee increases, which were finalized in an announcement yesterday, can be found in a final rule published in the Federal Register. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or USCIS will reject your submission.

During the early summer of 2016, USCIS announced fee increases would be coming. The USCIS fee increases became official yesterday. Fees increased by a weighted average of 21 percent for many forms. While fees for some forms increased only modestly, fees for other forms such as Form N-600 ballooned by 95 percent. Continue reading

One Stop Portal Community Gets Special Pricing on TPS Preparation

Technology Partnership with One Stop Portal Aids Applicants of Nepal TPS and Earthquake Relief Effort

one stop portal helps nepalCitizenPath announced today that it has reduced its application preparation fee for Nepali Temporary Protected Status and will donate half the proceeds to support One Stop Portal’s relief effort in Nepal.

The special pricing arrangement was created exclusively for members of the One Stop Portal community. Each time a supporter uses CitizenPath to prepare an Application for Temporary Protected Status using the special coupon code, CitizenPath will donate $20 to One Stop Portal. Continue reading

How to Apply for Nepal TPS

DHS designates Temporary Protected Status for Nepal. Applicants have until December 21, 2015 to apply for Nepal TPS benefits.

how to apply for nepal tpsThe TPS designation for Nepal was announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on June 24, 2015, and is effective through December 24, 2016.

The designation means that eligible nationals of Nepal that are in the United States may remain in the U.S. and may receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). These benefits are valid through December 21, 2016, but may be extended by DHS. Individuals and families should apply for Nepal TPS before December 21, 2015. Continue reading

Nicaragua & Honduras TPS Easy Re-Registration

nicaragua tps honduras tpsCitizenPath is using technology to help applicants who are re-registering for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits. The company has combined the knowledge of experienced attorneys with internet technology to provide a service that makes it easy and inexpensive for immigrants to prepare several forms and applications required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Last week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation of both Nicaragua and Honduras. Continue reading

DHS Announces Extension of TPS for Sudan: Frequently Asked Questions

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Photo by: European Commission
This week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan. Temporary Protected Status does not provide the beneficiary a way to gain permanence residence or citizenship in the United States. It is simply a period of safe haven so that Sudanese nationals do not need to return home to dangerous conditions.

During the designated temporary period, TPS beneficiaries: Continue reading

Preview Executive Action on Immigration

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Photo credit: CBP
Frustrated by a lack of progress on immigration reform from Congress, President Obama announced that he would be “going it alone” by using executive action to change policy. Changes could come this summer.

But what does that mean? For a window to possible executive action, CitizenPath examined a confidential memo issued by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The six-page memo was written in April and sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. (DHS includes agencies like ICE and USCIS.) Leaders from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus make five suggestions for executive actions the president can take: Continue reading

The Case for Philippine TPS

As nearly 600,000 Filipino nationals in the United States wait for a decision on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Obama Administration, and Americans in general, should remember the many contributions Filipinos have made to the United States. To the surprise of many, Filipinos have been part of American history for the previous four centuries… even before there was a United States.

Filipino Contributions to United States
case for philippine tpsIn fact, the first Filipinos landed on the North American continent in the 1760s and established a settlement in what is now known as Louisiana. The “Manilamen” adapted well to a life of shrimping. The typhoons in their native Philippines gave Manilamen the experience and knowledge to teach others how to build stilted homes that could endure the hurricanes of coastal Louisiana. Continue reading

How TPS Will Help the Philippines

how tps will help the philippinesIn November 2013, a devastating super storm known as Typhoon Haiyan destroyed large areas of the Philippines and left an estimated 4.1 million Filipinos homeless or displaced. At 235 mph by some estimates, it was possibly the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now actively reviewing the Philippines’ request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). DHS may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status due to conditions in the country that may make it dangerous for that country’s nationals to return. A decision is anticipated before President Obama’s trip to the Philippines this month. Continue reading