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Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Status

nepal-399_1280For undocumented immigrants, the nature of their status can pose considerable problems for them over the course of their stay in the United States. Fortunately, there are a few things that immigrants can do to address this concern. One of the more interesting possibilities that immigrants can do is to check if their specific conditions allow them to secure a Temporary Protected Status from U.S. Homeland Security. If your specific conditions match the requirements stipulated by the Department of Homeland Security, you stand to gain a tremendous amount of comfort from the benefits included in the Temporary Protected Status.

There are a number of ways that a country may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status. If you are an immigrant who hails from an area that is torn with frequent conflict and wars, this condition may be granted. Areas wracked by tumultuous disasters like earthquakes, epidemics, and other natural disasters can also be considered for Temporary Protected Status. The nation of Nepal, which was recently hit by a major earthquake, has been given the Temporary Protected Status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Both people who have been habitual residents of Nepal and Nepalese nationals who are currently residing in the United States may apply for Temporary Protected Status during the registration period of June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015.

If you are eligible for Temporary Protected Status, the benefits that may be derived are considerable. Immigrants covered by the Temporary Protected Status cannot be removed from the United States. An employment authorization document will also be given to eligible immigrants, thereby making the task of finding gainful work easier. You are also able to have travel authorization under the regulations of the Temporary Protected Status. It is important to note that this designation does not automatically grant you a permanent resident status. Registering for the Temporary Protected Status allows you to take advantage of the benefits mentioned above. You are still able to apply for immigration benefits that you may be eligible for while you are under the Temporary Protected Status.

Nepalese nationals who are interested in registering for the Temporary Protected Status need to do so during the 180 day registration period from June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015. Applying for the Temporary Protected Status requires the knowledge of a capable team of lawyers. If you or someone you know needs legal counsel regarding immigration issues, please contact the immigration attorneys at Lyttle Law Firm in Austin, Texas by visiting our website or calling us today at 512-215-5225.