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TPS Registration Period Extended – Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone

Eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through August 18, 2015.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the initial registration period from May 20, 2015 to August 18, 2015.

If you meet all the TPS eligibility requirements, you may resubmit your TPS application by August 18, 2015.

To qualify for TPS, individuals from these three countries must establish they have been:

  •  continuously residing in the United States since November 20, 2014 and
  •  continuously physically present in the United States since November 21, 2014.

To learn more about the TPS process, its benefits, or if you simply need more information on how to apply, The Ponce Law Office can assist you.  Call us now at (972)863-1446.

Nepal Designated for TPS

The Department of Homeland Security has designated the country of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) effective for an 18 month period – June 24, 2015 through December 24, 2016.  The registration period begins June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015.  DHS determined that the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 resulted in a substantial (but temporary) disruption of… Continue Reading

TPS Extended for Haitians

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allows individuals from certain designated countries to remain in the United States when certain conditions in that country prevent them from returning to their home safely. Today, the Secretary of DHS (Secretary Jeh Johnson) has indicated that the conditions in Haiti have not improved and has extended TPS for nationals of… Continue Reading

FREE Immigration Seminar! December 14, 2013

You are Cordially Invited to a FREE Immigration Seminar at the Irving Public Library, Valley Ranch WHEN: December 14, 2013 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00PM WHERE:  Irving Public Library, Valley Ranch 401 Cimarron Trail Irving, Texas 75063 I’ll discuss various topics including employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, citizenship/naturalization, and more! Stop by and say hi! See you… Continue Reading

FREE Immigration Seminar! YOU ARE INVITED!

THE PONCE LAW OFFICE, P.C. CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A FREE IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP LAW SEMINAR! WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013 TIME: 2:00-4:00pm PLACE: Irving Public Library, West Branch                     4444 W. Rochelle Rd.                     Irving,… Continue Reading

Filipino Nationals Impacted by Typhoon

On November 15, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines resulting in loss of lives, displacing family members, and devastating the lives of many. In light of this, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notifies Filipino nationals affected by the disaster may be able to benefit from certain immigration relief measures including: • Change or extension… Continue Reading

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Somalis

The Secretary of Homeland Security extended the designation of Somalia for TPS for an additional 18 months going through September 17, 2015. In order to re-register, Somali beneficiaries must do so during a 60 day period from November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Along with the Application for TPS, you must submit the Application for… Continue Reading