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Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months on March 3. Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said in the announcement,

“Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries. In these extraordinary times, we will continue to offer our support and protection to Ukrainian nationals in the United States.”

Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after March 1, 2022 will not be eligible for TPS.

What Is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is given by DHS to immigrants in the U.S. who are afraid to return to their home country due to dangerous conditions. War, hurricanes, earthquakes and other extraordinary conditions can qualify a country to be deemed in crisis by DHS.

Watch: Chicago Immigration Attorney Mario Godoy Discusses Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

Do You Qualify for Temporary Protected Status?

Godoy Law Office is an established immigration law firm in Chicago and Oak Brook, Illinois, with attorneys who are ready to help you interpret the law as it applies in your case and apply for legal immigration status if you are eligible. Contact us online or call today at 630-912-0322.


In this video, we’re going to talk about Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine.

On March 3, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status. This impacts you if you were present and living in the United States on March 1, 2022, and you are a citizen or national of Ukraine.

Temporary Protected Status will provide you will legal employment authorization and also give you legal status in the US during that time period. Based on the announcement, you’ll be eligible for an 18 month period of Temporary Protected Status.

In our experience, you should apply. These programs are continued more often than not. However, every case is going to be different and you need to speak to a knowledgeable immigration firm or immigration attorney about your case.

Please feel free to call us with your immigration questions. Our office is committed to protecting your American Dream.  



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