"Temporary protection" is a temporary type of immigration status which grants qualifying individuals from certain designated countries authorization to remain in the U.S. and obtain work authorization for a temporary period of time. This type of immigration status is provided to eligible nationals from certain countries because those particular countries have been deemed to be ongoing armed conflict, suffered an environmental disaster, there exist other extraordinary and temporary conditions in the state that prevent nationals from returning in safety.
There are two types of "temporary protection": " Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) and "Deferred Enforced Departure" (DED). Of the two TPS is the most common, and is currently available for a number of countries. DED is more rare, and a country is only designated for DED by the President.