TPS Visa Changes Highlight the Importance of Professional Legal Assistance for Immigrants, says the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada

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The Los Angeles-based immigration attorney comments on a recent article that recent changes may improve opportunities but do not mean that immigration law will be less complex any time soon.

Henry A. Posada is an immigration attorney based in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Should the administration's proposal overcome legislative hurdles and become law, immigrants here on a TPS visa will need the assistance of qualified legal support to successfully navigate the still-problematic U.S. immigration system and obtain the full benefit of the new laws.

A March 1 article from the Pew Research Center reports on the new presidential administration’s plans for creating a path to citizenship for immigrants who live in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) authorization. The TPS designation allows immigrants from designated countries to remain in the U.S. if they face extraordinary circumstances in their home countries, such as war, famine, or a natural disaster. Currently, there is no clear path to citizenship from TPS other than applying for it via the traditional channels. The article notes the executive branch plans would allow TPS holders to “apply for citizenship three years after receiving a green card, which is two years earlier than usual for green-card holders.” Los Angeles-based attorney Henry A. Posada says that, should the administration’s proposal overcome legislative hurdles and become law, immigrants here on TPS will need the assistance of qualified legal support to successfully navigate the complex U.S. immigration system.

Mr. Posada says immigrants who can obtain the assistance of qualified legal professionals to help them will always have the best chance of successfully earning citizenship or retaining legal residency. He notes that, at a minimum, obtaining the help of an experienced immigration attorney means that clients will not have to deal with a host of legal details involving complex paperwork that needs to be filed correctly and before deadlines. He says that, fair or not, errors or late-filing of applications can often become grounds for significant delays or worse.

The Los Angeles attorney adds that, if a citizenship or legal status applicant is unfairly denied, an attorney can help immigrants explore avenues for review and provide grounds for approval. He notes that the assistance of legal professionals can help immigrants protect their rights and ensure that all processes of the law are duly followed so that they obtain the fair shot they deserve at living and working legally in the United States.

Readers can learn more about Mr. Posada by visiting his firm The Law Offices of Henry A. Posada’s website at https://www.hposadalaw.com/ or by calling (562) 904-9080.

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