In recent news, it was announced that TPS has now been extended for 9 more months. This is fundamental for the six countries that qualify for this protection program.
TPS allows immigrants to work and stay protected in the United States; this is due to “the country facing an ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions that would make returning life-threatening”.
According to Immigration Impact, this decision to extend the program gives TPS holders a breath of fresh air, however, they are still stuck in a
limbo, because this program only protects them temporarily and does not give them a permanent solution.
It is clear the government wants to continue to help these individuals and find a solution to possibly allow TPS holders to adjust their status to permanent residence. Only time will tell and we must now wait for President Biden to make this a possible reform for the future.