Court Decision Means Hope for TPS Recipients Who Seek Green Cards

A U.S. Federal District Court recently held that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is considered an “admission” for U.S. immigration purposes .With few exceptions, a person who enters the U.S. illegally will be unable to apply for a green card from within the U.S (even if they later come to have some other means for legally immigrating). This is because current U.S. immigration law requires that the applicant show that they were "admitted and inspected" into the country. Based on this court decision, TPS recipients who entered the U.S. illegally may now have a path to permanent residency if they are otherwise eligible for a green card.

To read the full decision, go here.