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Temporary Protected Status: Overview and Current Issues [January 17, 2018]   [open pdf - 765KB]

"The United States currently provides TPS [temporary protected status] to approximately 437,000 foreign nationals from 10 countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. TPS for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone expired in May 2017, but certain Liberians maintain relief under an administrative mechanism known as Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Since September 2017, the Secretary of Homeland Security has announced plans to terminate TPS for four countries--El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan--and extend TPS for South Sudan. No decision about Honduras was made by the statutory deadline in November 2017, thus automatically extending that country's designation for six months. There is ongoing debate about whether migrants who have been living in the United States for long periods of time with TPS should receive a pathway to legal permanent resident (LPR) status. In addition, Venezuela's political and economic strife have prompted some U.S. lawmakers to call for its designation for TPS."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS20844
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2018-01-17
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