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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Complaint

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Complaint

Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. U.S. Courthouse

On November 15, 2022, Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, in partnership with Canero Lammers Immigration Law Group, filed a lawsuit on behalf of 15 TPS-eligible Venezuelans demanding the immediate issuance of work authorization. Under the plain language of the TPS statute, both TPS applicants and recipients are entitled to immediate work authorization. Instead of complying with this statutory mandate, however, USCIS requires TPS applicants and recipients alike to file a separate applications for an Employment Authorization Document—and then sits on those applications for months or years. As a result, many TPS-eligible noncitizens are deprived of the right to work. This lawsuit challenges USCIS’s violation of the law, demanding that USCIS immediately issue work authorization to the participating plaintiffs, as the law requires. Read More

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