Posted on August 01, 2019 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tess M. Waggoner
(202) 429-9210 August 1, 2019
Washington, D.C.- Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend, but not re-designate, temporary protected status (TPS) for Syria. The failure to re-designate TPS for Syria abandon’s the moral and legal obligation of the United States to protect recently-arrived Syrians in the United States from being forced to return to life-threatening conditions in Syria.
TPS allows citizens of specified war-torn or disaster-impacted countries to live and work in the U.S. Syria has been designated for the TPS program since...Read more
Posted on July 30, 2019 in Action Alerts
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s temporary protected status (TPS) allows citizens of specified war-torn or disaster-impacted countries to live and work in the U.S. Removing a country from the list requires nationals present in the U.S. to either find another visa program or return to their home country.
Syria has been designated for the TPS program since 2012 due to ongoing armed conflict in that country, and at present there are 7,000 Syrians living in the U.S. under TPS.
By August 1, DHS and the State Department must decide whether conditions in Syria require the U.S. to extend protection for current Syrian TPS holders and whether to allow more Syrians already in the U.S. to also apply for protection.Read more
Posted on July 25, 2019 in Advocacy
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