Humanitarian Relief

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action or “DACA” is a fairly new form of relief available to certain individuals who qualify.  This type of relief can stop the removal process if you qualify and are in removal proceedings.  In addition, you may also be able to apply affirmatively even if you are not in removal proceedings.  If your case …

Humanitarian Parole

Not all visa seekers’ needs can be served by standard USCIS channels, and for this reason, humanitarian parole has been created. Humanitarian Parole is a discretionary authority, and applications are approved on a case-by-case basis for what USCIS considers “urgent humanitarian reasons” or “significant public benefit.” Essentially, it allows individuals to enter the U.S. under …

Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Sometimes a country’s condition, due to ongoing war, environmental disaster or other extraordinary circumstance, prevents the country’s nationals from returning safely.  During these times, the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status, otherwise known as TPS. TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead …