Ninth Circuit Rules that TPS is Admission for Adjustment of Status

In a published decision on March 31, 2017, the Ninth Circuit joined the Sixth Circuit in holding that TPS is an admission for adjustment of status purposes. In other words, even if a person entered without inspection, if they later obtained TPS status and maintained it, then married a U.S. citizen, they are eligible to apply for and receive a green card without leaving the country. This is a major development for those who have sought and maintained TPS status, and intend to pursue a green card in California or other states in the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction.

If you have TPS and are married to a U.S. citizen, please contact our offfice about applying for your green card!