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For Immediate Release

July 6, 2021

Media Contact 

Erik Villalobos,

Breaking: DHS Announces TPS Re-Designation for Yemen

Nationwide– Today, US Department of Homeland Security secretary, Alexander Mayorkas announced an 18-month re-designation and extension of the TPS status for Yemen.

This news, which would benefit more than 1,700 Yemeni TPS holders, was announced citing the ongoing political armed conflict in Yemen, destruction of the country’s infrastructure, lack of access to food, water and healthcare.

In response to the most recent TPS re-designation, William Martinez of the National TPS Alliance made the following statement:

“This is great news and we will continue to welcome any effort from this administration to re-designate the TPS status, but what about the other TPS countries? We need re-designations for Honduras and other TPS countries! Thousands of Hondurans continue to migrate north due to conditions which have only worsened as a result of recent hurricanes and the ongoing political instability in Honduras. We welcome Secretary Mayorkas addressing the much needed relief for over 1,000 Yemeni migrants but he must continue re-designating the TPS status to all communities fleeing from unstable conditions in their native countries.” – William Martinez, TPS Holder and Regional Organizer for the National TPS Alliance



The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots organization comprised of over 50 committees nationwide, advocating for the permanent residency of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Yemen


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