Individuals Receiving Benefits Under TPS During Fiscal Years 2012-2015 (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress) [open pdf - 464KB]
"Under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1254a, the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign state (or part thereof) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after consulting with appropriate agencies of the U.S. Government. The Secretary then may grant TPS to eligible nationals of that foreign state or eligible aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in that state. Section 244(b)(1) of the INA provides the circumstances and criteria under which the Secretary may exercise his or her discretion to designate a country for TPS.1 The total numbers of TPS beneficiaries for FY 2012 through FY 2015 are reflected in the table below. Section III of this report provides the effective dates of designation, redesignation, extension, and expiration for each of the 13 foreign states that held a TPS designation at any time from FY 2012 through FY 2015."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/