Side by Side: TPS, American Promise Act 2017, American Dream and Promise Act 2019, and the SECURE Act 2019

Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the American Promise Act of 2017, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, and the SECURE Act of 2019

Last updated JUNE 21, 2019

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The provisions compared in this table concern the following issues:

  • Pathway to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status?
  • Nationality (or, for stateless people, country of last habitual residence)
  • TPS or eligibility for TPS
  • Presence/residence requirements
  • Admissibility, deportability, and waivers
  • Background check
  • Work authorization
  • Travel authorization (advance parole)
  • Protection from deportation/removal
  • Adjustability of relatives
  • Application deadline for benefit
  • Fees and back taxes
  • Pathway to U.S. citizenship
  • Confidentiality provisions
  • Administrative/appellate review
  • TPS reform
  • Other