12th May 2015
The immigration benefit, Temporary Protected Status, is currently available to nationals and people who last habitually resided in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Qualifying persons must apply by May 20, 2015 in order to be registered.
Temporary Protected Status is a temporary visa status given to people whose home countries are undergoing war, an environmental disaster, an epidemic or other extraordinary condition that makes it dangerous for persons to return to that country. Eligible applicants may receive an Employment Authorization Document, allowing them to work in any legal occupation in the United States while they are in temporary protected status.
TPS has been given to nationals of Syria, Haiti and Sudan in recent times. A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to protect Nepalese nationals following the series of devastating earthquakes that have rocked that nation in recent weeks.