Temporary Protective Status (TPS)
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protective Status (TPS) due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. US CIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS. It is best to speak with an attorney to determine if you are eligible and also within the proper time period to apply for TPS status.