AAI Denounces DHS Failure to Re-designate TPS for Somalia

Posted on January 18, 2020 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ryan J. Suto

rsuto@aaiusa.org

(202) 429-9210 January 18, 2020 Washington, D.C.—Late Friday night, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend for 18 months, but not re-designate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia. Current TPS holders will have their status extended until September 17, 2021. However, the failure to re-designate TPS for Somalia abandons the moral and legal obligation of the United States to protect recently-arrived Somalis in the United States from being forced to return to life-threatening conditions in Somalia. TPS allows citizens of...

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AAI Denounces DHS Failure to Re-designate TPS for Yemen

Posted on January 03, 2020 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ryan J. Suto

rsuto@aaiusa.org

(202) 429-9210 January 3, 2020 Washington, D.C.—Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend for 18 months, but not re-designate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen. Current TPS holders will have their status extended until September 3, 2021. However, the failure to re-designate TPS for Yemen abandons the moral and legal obligation of the United States to protect recently-arrived Yemenis in the United States from being forced to return to life-threatening conditions in Yemen. TPS allows citizens of specified war-torn...

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Extend and Re-Designate TPS for Syria

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.

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