On Monday, September 11, Bousquet Holstein immigration attorney Anna Putintseva presented on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) eligibility at the First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church in Syracuse, New York. Anna discussed the process of applying for and renewing TPS in the United States, as well as topics related to work and travel authorizations.

TPS is a temporary immigration status offered to eligible individuals from countries experiencing ongoing armed conflicts, natural disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions that make their safe return home impossible. It grants these individuals the ability to reside and work legally in the United States for a specified period, usually until conditions in their home country improve. Notably, the Department of Homeland Security has recently extended and redesignated TPS for Ukraine for a duration of 18 months, from October 20, 2023, through April 19, 2025.

The event was hosted by the Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and supported by Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Central New York, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, and the New York State of Opportunity Office for New Americans.

Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Anna practiced law for over a decade in the Kyiv office of an international law firm where she advised multinational and Ukrainian companies. Anna is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, and often presents to Syracuse’s Ukrainian community on immigration matters.

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