Temporary Protected Status (TPS) offers work authorization and deportation protections for individuals in the U.S. who cannot safely return to their home countries. TPS is a critical program that provides many immigrants an opportunity to remain in the U.S. and work while conditions in their home countries remain unsafe for them to return. TPS also benefits the United States, providing important protections to families throughout communities and driving important contributions to the U.S. economy and workforce.
The Biden Administration has taken steps to extend TPS protections for immigrants from certain countries devastated by natural disaster and war. However, many more individuals currently in the U.S. need protections from deportation to countries where their lives would be at risk, and the Administration must continue to use this important authority to protect immigrants living in the U.S. today.
Here are five key things you need to know about TPS today: