TPS Immigration Lawyer to Help Those From Ethiopia and Other Designated Countries

TPS Immigration Lawyer

If you or someone you love are considering using TPS (temporary protected status) to come to America or have already done so, we may be able to help. Here at the Rijal Law firm, we have helped many from TPS-designated countries to successfully register and re-register for TPS. Recently, Ethiopia was extended and re-designated for TPS. This move was announced on April 12th in a press release entitled “Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status.” This makes it possible for eligible Ethiopian nationals to apply for both TPS as well as employment authorization documents. We understand that these changes can be complex, particularly when coming at a stressful time. If you have any questions about how this could affect your status, we encourage you to reach out to us. 

What it Means: Deadlines 

Unfortunately, problems persist in Ethiopia. According to the press release, the country “continues to face armed conflict and violence in multiple regions of the country.” Furthermore, “human rights abuses are prevalent, and civilians are facing indiscriminate attacks. Droughts, floods, and disease outbreaks have put millions of lives at risk. These overlapping humanitarian crises have resulted in ongoing urgent humanitarian needs.” If you have never filed an initial application for TPS before and are an eligible Ethiopian national who has established residence in America on or before April 11th of this year, then you may be able to register. We can guide you through the process. If you are a current beneficiary of TPS from Ethiopia, then you can retain TPS through December 12, 2025, provided that you meet the eligibility requirements and re-register. You may even be eligible if you have no nationality of your own but last habitually resided in Ethiopia. Again, it can be a bit of a challenge to know whether or not you’re eligible so it’s worth it to reach out to professionals to know the truth. 

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Additional Actions Taken 

If you’re an F-1 nonimmigrant student and your country of citizenship is Ethiopia, you may be able to maintain your F-1 status while reducing your course load and requesting employment authorization. Beyond that, you may be able to work an increased number of hours all while school is in session. We can walk you through the process so that you can work to support you and yours while you stay in school so as to pursue your dreams. 

How a TPS Immigration Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help 

Ethiopia is just one of the countries currently designated for TPS. Recently, other countries have been re-designated and extended as well. No matter if you’re from Nepal, Somalia, El Salvador, Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, or others, we can help you to determine your eligibility and then to walk you through the process of registering or re-registering. A major part of how we can provide assistance: by putting together the best TPS application. For example, we can help you to assemble the best evidence proving your continuous residence in America by the appropriate date as well as evidence of your date of entry and so much more. Beyond that, we can help you with re-registering, too. Remember: TPS doesn’t just “roll over,” or “renew automatically” or anything of the sort. Instead, you have to re-register to maintain. Moreover, you must re-register during every single re-registration period. If you miss even one, you could be facing great challenges. We’ve been doing this for a long time. As such, we know what the authorities are looking for in a TPS application. Now, we can put that experience to work for you, constructing the best possible application for your success. We know how stressful this can be so we do everything in our power to make this less stressful for our clients. 

More Than TPS Assistance 

TPS has helped so many to be able to lead their lives in America without having to worry about being returned to a struggling country. That said, TPS is just one of the ways that we can help you to come to the United States and stay here, all while in compliance with the authorities. If you believe that you would be a good fit for TPS but aren’t sure, we encourage you to reach out to us. If you want to come to America but don’t know which immigration path is best for you, you should still reach out to us. During a free consultation, we’ll let you know exactly what your situation is and how we may be able to help. You can schedule this with us through our site or by calling. 


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