Today (Nov 20, 2014), Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 Months. This announcement was made due to the outbreak of Ebola Virus disease in West Africa and it has been reported that more than 5000 people have died of Ebola in these three countries.

If the Applicants fulfill the following requirements he/she might be eligible for TPS,

  • The Applicants must have been “Continuously residing” in the United States since Nov 20, 2014.
  • And “Continuously physically present in” the United States since Nov 21, 2014.
  • All Applicants must undergo security checks.
  • All Applicants must be clear of any criminal records that could pose a threat to national security.

The Temporary Protected Status registration period is just 180 days, all applicants who apply after the 180 day period will not be considered. As much as 8000 people have been estimated to be eligible for TPS, according to USCIS. If you think you are one of the 8000 people who are eligible for this service, contact us now by clicking here.

If you are from one of these three countries but have a criminal record, do not worry we can help you expunge your criminal record. Call us at 323-803-7147. Be sure to check out the steps we could take for your Post Conviction Relief.

Source – USCIS.

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