Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an important form of humanitarian relief for people from certain designated countries that have experienced armed conflict, natural disaster, or others conditions that prevent nationals from returning safely. Currently, there are approximately 400,000 people from 12 countries with TPS status, which provides the right to live and work lawfully in the United States but no permanent status. 

ILRC develops TPS resources and materials to keep legal advocates and community members updated about TPS designations and application processes as well opportunities for TPS recipients to pursue more permanent forms of status. This area of immigration law changes frequently, so please visit this page for regular updates as well as the USCIS TPS page: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status.