Should I apply for TPS while in Removal Proceedings?
This is general legal education and should not be taken as legal advice. It’s always best to speak with a lawyer to discuss YOUR specific case. Contact the Cameroon Advocacy Network via our website, social media, or hotline number to get assistance with your TPS application.
There is no downside to applying for TPS based on a court case called Matter of SOSA VENTURA. In this case, the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that a grant of TPS waives certain grounds for deportation and permits an immigrant to remain and work temporarily in the United States for the period of time that TPS is effective, while the removal proceedings themselves should not be terminated.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tried to terminate certain cases such as dismissing your asylum case from the immigration court. You could hold off on applying for TPS and then be eligible to apply through “late initial registration.” If you have a pending asylum application, you could apply for TPS through late initial registration, which would be after the initial registration period.
Remember that each case is different, so we strongly recommend you speak to your lawyer before moving forward with your application. You can contact Cameroon Advocacy Network via our website, Social media, or hotline number to get assistance with your TPS application.