Temporary Protected Status

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

16. How can I check the status of my application for Temporary Protected Status?

You may check status by using VisaPro’s free visa status service.

17. What is Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)?

Like TPS, DED is a temporary protection from removal which is granted to foreign nationals from a designated country. Unlike TPS, DED is designated by the Office of the President of the United States of America, as a constitutional power to conduct foreign relations. The Secretary of Homeland Security can designate a country for TPS, but the President is the one to designate DED for nationals of a particular country by Executive Order or Presidential Memorandum. DED was first used in 1990 and has been used a total of five times.

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