The TPS late registration period for Somalia ended on December 31, 2013. Person was in the US in a detention facility on the last day of the registration period and all through the late registration period. Is still detained. Was going to ask for asylum & withholding but that's a long shot.
No, an immigration judge has does not have the jurisdiction for that. TPS is within the exclusive jurisdiction of USCIS.
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You have to file the application with the USCIS.
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TPS is within the jurisdiction of USCIS, not the immigration judge.
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You can assert TPS eligibility as a defense in removal proceedings before the IJ. Have an immigration attorney represent you.
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