DHS will soon be making a decision on whether to redesignate and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, a program that allows 6,900 Syrians to live and work legally in the United States. TPS allows individuals already living inside of the United States to receive protection when their designated countries face ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or extraordinary and temporary conditions.
According to the State Department, "No part of Syria is safe from violence." Without this protected status, Syrians in the U.S. could face deportation.
MFA joined over 50 human rights, immigration, advocacy, and faith groups and organizations in a coalition letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State calling for the extension and redesignation of TPS for Syria.
Click here to read the letter.