Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Description:

When civil unrest, violence, or natural disasters erupt in spots around the world, concerns arise over the safety of foreign nationals residing in the United States who are from these troubled places. Provisions exist in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to offer temporary protected status (TPS) or relief from removal under specified circumstances. A foreign national who is granted TPS receives a registration document and an employment authorization for the duration of TPS. The United States currently provides TPS or deferred enforced departure (DED) to over 300,000 foreign nationals from a total of eight countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, and most recently Southern Sudan and Syria.

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Creation Date: April 2, 2012
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

Creator (Author):
Ester, Karma

Information Research Specialist

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 2, 2012
Coverage:
Place
El Salvador
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Haiti
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Honduras
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Nicaragua
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Somalia
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Sudan
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South Sudan
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Syria
Description:

When civil unrest, violence, or natural disasters erupt in spots around the world, concerns arise over the safety of foreign nationals residing in the United States who are from these troubled places. Provisions exist in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to offer temporary protected status (TPS) or relief from removal under specified circumstances. A foreign national who is granted TPS receives a registration document and an employment authorization for the duration of TPS. The United States currently provides TPS or deferred enforced departure (DED) to over 300,000 foreign nationals from a total of eight countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, and most recently Southern Sudan and Syria.

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11 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
Format: Text