Guidance on Adjustment of Status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients in the Sixth and Ninth Circuits

Guidance on Adjustment of Status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients in the Sixth and Ninth Circuits

Decisions in the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal have opened the door for many individuals who entered the United States without inspection, but subsequently received Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to adjust to lawful permanent resident status.  In the Sixth Circuit case, Flores v. USCIS, the court ruled that a grant of TPS satisfies the admission-related requirement of Section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). 718 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2013).  Four years