Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an immigration benefit in the United States that offers temporary protection against deportation to immigrants who meet the requirements. This status is granted to citizens of designated countries who face risks or insecurity upon return to their home country if they are deported from the United States. It can also be granted to people without nationality, as long as they meet the established eligibility criteria.


On June 15, 2012, an announcement was made by the Secretary of Homeland Security, informing that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet a series of requirements may request consideration of deferred action, which has an initial duration of 2 years and can be renewed. In addition, these people can also apply for work authorization. Deferred action is a discretionary procedure that postpones an individual’s deportation action for a specified period of time. It is important to note that deferred action does not confer legal status.


The DED is a discretionary measure authorized by the president as part of his constitutional power to manage foreign relations. Although DED is not immigration status itself, it does offer protected individuals protection from deportation, generally for a specified period of time, in the United States.

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