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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Syrians

February 6, 2018

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security announced January 31 that TPS would be extended for Syrians who entered the U.S. prior to August 1, 2016. This exempts almost 6,000 Syrians from deportation. The Trump administration has recently moved to dramatically scale back the number of people eligible for TPS status, ending TPS for 50,000 Haitians and 200,000 El Salvadorians. In response, Democrats want TPS for El Salvador to be part of any immigration deal that proceeds.