WASHINGTON DC, – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expanded its Refugee Protection Program (TPS) for six citizens and Haitians.
In a statement, the DHS said the extension, which affects citizens of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan and Honduras, is to “confirm its continued compliance” with the orders from the two ongoing cases. and consistent with what DHS has done in the past four seasons. year”.
According to the DHS, the document was submitted to the Federal Register, which should be officially released on Wednesday.
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Recipients from the list of countries in question are entitled to an automatic extension of other TPS-related documents, including – I-94 Arrival/Departure Records and I-797 Notice of Action if they apply to re-register during one of the previous DHS registration periods.
The TPS program provides work permits to recipients and protects them from deportation if their country of origin experiences catastrophic events such as natural disasters or armed conflict.
In response, Senator Alex Padilla, the chairman of the immigration investigation committee, said the visit was very helpful for those in the program.
He said the move was a step in the right direction but added that more permanent safeguards were needed.
Following the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on January 15, “the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) award for Haitians in living in the United States since January 12, 2010.
Created in 1990, TPS is a relief program that can reach people in countries affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, or other humanitarian crises.