Temporary Protected Status for citizens of Venezuela and Burma/Myanmar – Just the Facts

March 25, 2021

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This month, Department of Homeland Security authorized citizens from two new countries to apply for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”).

A country may be chosen for TPS due to circumstances within that country that make it unsafe to return to.  In the past, conditions such as civil war, an environmental disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, or other extraordinary conditions that deserve humanitarian aid.


If you are a citizen of Venezuela and can prove that you have lived in the United States since March 8, 2021, you may be eligible for TPS.

If you are a citizen of Burma/Myanmar and you can prove you have lived in the United States since March 11, 2021, you may be eligible for TPS.

ELIGIBILITY FOR TPS- el tiempo es importante.

If the government finds that you are eligible for TPS, you will not be deportable and will be allowed a work permit so that you can legally work in the United States. You can also be granted permission to travel outside of the U.S. and re-enter the U.S.

There is a narrow window to apply for TPS before you lose the opportunity forever, so please act fast and call our immigration hotline at 402-932-9116 for a free consultation with our immigration attorney.

For up to date and accurate information about changes in immigration law, make sure to follow our Nuevo Presidente, Nuevas Leyes immigration law updates (here and here)!

Learn more about these announcements from the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services here:




This article should not be construed as legal advice. Situations are different and it’s impossible to provide legal advice for every situation without knowing the individual facts. 

If you need help with an Immigration case, contact Hightower Reff Law today and call our Immigration hotline at 402-932-9116 for a free immigration consultation or come visit with one of the attorneys at the Omaha office.

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