6th Circuit Says Permanent Residency Status is Available to Uninspected TPS Holder

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the district court was wrong in a man’s claims for Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR) status. Mr. Saady Suazo was living in the United States under TPS. He and his wife (an American citizen) eventually sought to obtain LPR status for him. The USCIS denied their request and the district court dismissed their case. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Saady Suazo that Congress’s clear intent was that a TPS beneficiary is afforded a pathway to LPR status.The Court of Appeals based its holding on the plain language of the statute regarding permanent residency and one of the subsections of the TPS statute. In its decision, the Court of Appeals noted,  “We interpret the statute exactly as written – as allowing Mr. Saady Suazo to be considered as being in lawful status as a nonimmigrant for purposes of adjustment of status.” 

If you are currently a TPS beneficiary who was not inspected upon entry of the United States or has been denied permanent residency because you were admitted without inspection, this new case might help you obtain permanent resident status Call my office at 616-233-9300 to discuss the possibility of adjusting your status to a lawful permanent resident from a TPS beneficiary.

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