We are happy to report that Wilson Law Group received a “TPS as status” adjustment approval from the USCIS office in Bloomington, Minnesota. The person never traveled with parole, and relied exclusively on this TPS status to assert he could proceed under section 245 to adjustment his status to a lawfully admitted permanent resident with an approved immediate relative I-130 petition. This is a complete change in the government's approach to temporary protected status and the ability to apply for residency.
Now, one approval is not a pattern of acquiescence; however, it is a harbinger that the government might finally start doing something right. We look forward to reporting more approvals in the near future, and pursuing the issue before immigration court to liberate the thousands who have been captive to TPS for more than a decade.