For the most part, you’ve been able to keep your cool. After all, you’ve been granted temporary protective status (TPS). You understand that you can’t be detained for immigration reasons. Yet, you’re really not sure anymore.
If you’re confused or frightened by the current immigration policy in the United States, you’re far from alone. One day, President Trump is talking about DACA with a fair amount of heart and compassion during the campaign. The next, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out front and center to announce its repeal.
In your mind, it seems like there is a big push to rid the country of anyone not born in the United States. As you know, you were granted temporary protected status because of problems in your homeland. For example, you might come from a country where it would be unsafe for you to return. Only individuals from certain nations are eligible for temporary protective status.
Fast forward to present day immigration policies. Apparently, the current administration intends to review the list of countries that have been designated as part of the TPS program. Many of these immigrants have lived in the United States for as long as 20 years. Additionally, any action could potentially affect the lives of over 440,000 people currently living and/or working in the United States.
Will My Temporary Protected Status be Revoked?
The decision will impact countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and many others. While lawmakers are pressing Trump to extend the status, it’s unclear as to how it’s going to play out. However, just recently, Homeland Security announced that the conditions in Sudan no longer warranted designation for Temporary Protected Status.
What should you do in the meantime? It’s important that you have a plan in place and understand your rights and responsibilities if your stay isn’t extended. There are multiple avenues you can explore, including enlisting the help of an experienced immigration attorney or seeking the support of community organizations in your area. If you ultimately find yourself faced with the prospect of deportation, a plan will help you get organized and ready for what’s coming.
Freedom Comes First
No doubt you are concerned that changes could mean that you face deportation. Initially, you will be placed in a detention center. However, it will be hard to execute your plan when you’ve been denied your freedom.
Consequently, the first thing you’ll need to start fighting your deportation fight is to post an immigration bond. These legal matters can take months or even years to resolve, and the last thing you want is to be sitting in lock-up while you wait for it to get sorted out.
One of the silver linings of this confusing and potentially frightening cloud is that a decision is not expected for half a year. This gives you some time to start preparing for any changes that may be affecting you, your career and the people around you.
Let Us Help Keep You Free
If you’re like many who are here under temporary protected status, you’ve built a life in this country, and you deserve an opportunity to continue that life. Freedom Federal Bonding Agency provides affordable and reasonable immigration bonds to help you stay out of jail while you plead your case. Contact us today to learn more about your options.