Archive for May, 2019


Adjustment of Status for TPS (Immediate Relatives of a United States Citizen)

The Federal Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, in the case of Ramírez v. Brown, ordered that persons with TPS are considered to have been “inspected and admitted” and as such they satisfy the requirements of being considered nonimmigrants for purposes of adjustment of status in the United States.  This means that persons with TPS who are immediate family members of a citizen can apply for permanent residence in the United States without having to appear at a United States consulate or embassy in their country of nationality.

WARNING: Persons who have had a case in Immigration Court should take care their case is properly concluded before applying for Adjustment of Status.



On November 12, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the combined DACA cases to decide the future of this benefit. A final decision is expected sometime before Spring of 2020. Meanwhile it is extremely urgent that all DACA recipients timely file their applications for renewal in order to maintain their status and be prepared for the eventual outcome as well as possible future alternatives.