Attorney Edgardo Martinez Explains TPS Extension for Honduras and Nicaragua

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Attorney Edgardo Martinez announces U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended the Temporary Protected Status designation for Honduras and Nicaragua.

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There are currently several countries designated for TPS, including Honduras and Nicaragua. If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application.

Immigration attorney Edgardo Martinez, of the Law Offices of Edgardo Martinez, LLC, recently announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras and Nicaragua for a period of 18 months, until January 5, 2018.

“TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries because the country has experienced temporary negative conditions, such as armed conflict or an environmental disaster, that prevent nationals of that country from returning safely or prevent the country from handling their return adequately,” said Martinez. “There are currently several countries designated for TPS, including Honduras and Nicaragua.”

In order for individuals to maintain TPS, stresses Martinez, they must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 16, 2016, through July 15, 2016.

“I strongly encourage people to register as soon as possible within the 60-day re-registration period,” said Martinez. “If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application.”

For more information about re-registering or filing a late initial application for TPS, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status.

About the Law Offices of Edgardo Martinez, LLC
Attorney Edgardo Martinez strictly focuses on immigration and visa law, including citizenship, Green Cards and deportation defense. In 1998, he graduated cum laude from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, and later received his law degree in 2004 from the Indiana University School of Law. The office is located at 1228 East 7th Avenue, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33605. For more information, please call (813) 397-3978.

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