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The 9th Circuit joins the 6th Circuit in holding TPS qualifies as an admission for adjustment of sta

In Ramirez v. Brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017) the 9th Circuit recently joined the Sixth Circuit, Flores v. USCIS, 718 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2013) holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) satisfies the “inspected and admitted or paroled” statutory requirement pursuant to INA § 245(a).

Up until now, only individuals within the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit which includes Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and where able to benefit from this holding. With this new development , a larger number of TPS recipients will be able to adjust to lawful permanent residence.

To benefit from these case law decisions you must live within a state within the 6th and 9th Circuits, which include Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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