July 18, 2018
  • 10:27 am Archbishop Column: The Word is God is bigger than us, beyond us
  • 10:24 am Church continues mission and ministry after three centuries in San Antonio
  • 10:13 am Six men ordained priests, receiving the sacramental gift of the Holy Spirit
  • 11:15 am Keep immigrant families together, bishops plead at border
  • 9:23 am Homilía de Arzobispo Gustavo a 1 de Julio Misa Conmemorativa de César Chávez

What is TPS?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was established by Congress through the Immigration Act of 1990. TPS is intended to protect foreign nationals in the United States from being returned to their home countries if the home country became unsafe to return to during the time in which the individuals were in the U.S. Under the law,[i] the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a foreign country for TPS in three scenarios:

  1. Ongoing armed conflict (such as a civil war);
  2. An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane) or an epidemic; or
  3. Other extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent people from safely returning home to the country.

Temporary Protected Statute: 8 U.S. Code § 1254a

Learn More About TPS

Temporary Protected Status backgrounder available In EnglishSpanish, or French


Source: USCCB