January 2014: Update on TPS for Filipino Citizens


I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about whether the USCIS will grant TPS designation for the Philippines. Here’s the latest on this topic from the immigration agency.

“We in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are deeply saddened by the effects of the typhoon that struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy. USCIS is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for administering the TPS program.

USCIS monitors country conditions and evaluates them to determine whether a country could be designated for TPS under the appropriate statutory requirements. DHS and USCIS continue to monitor the situation in the Philippines and are actively engaged with the Department of State and other agencies”

Currently, the USCIS has not designated the Philippines as a TPS country. Should it do so, additional immigration benefits will be available. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on this important and developing matter.

If you are in need of bringing a spouse, child, or other family member to the USA but are not sure how, please contact my office.

Theodore Huang, Esq. has been practicing business immigration, EB-5 investor, and family immigration law since 1997. Attorney Huang has 18 recommendations on LinkedIn, an “Excellent” Avvo rating and received the Avvo “Clients’ Choice Award for 2013”. He personally handles his cases without outsourcing. He has written numerous articles on visa matters affecting foreign new hires, start-ups, and intracompany transfers. His articles have appeared on www.VisaSoup.com, www.MyVisa.com, and www.GoFianceeVisa.com

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