For Immediate Release
August 18, 2023
Erik Villalobos, email@example.com
TPS Alliance Responds to DHS Re-designating TPS Protections for Ukraine & Sudan
(Houston) Citing ongoing political conflict in both countries, the US Department of Homeland Security announced today an 18 month extension and re-designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both Ukraine and Sudan. The announcement will extend humanitarian protections for current Ukrainian and Sudanese TPS beneficiaries, while also expanding protections to new applicants of the same nationalities.
Ukraine- More than 26,000 Ukranians will now be eligible to retain their protections through April 19, 2025, if they continue to meet TPS eligibility requirements, and over 166,000 more Ukrainian nationals will be eligible to apply for protections.
Sudan- More than 1,200 Sudanese beneficiaries will be eligible to retain their protections through April 19, 2025, if they continue to meet TPS eligibility requirements, and an estimated 2,750 additional Sudanese nationals will now also be eligible for TPS.
José Palma released the following statement on behalf of the National TPS Alliance:
“Today’s efforts are the least the administration could do to protect thousands of Ukrainian and Sudanese nationals escaping ongoing political conflict in their native countries. The National TPS Alliance welcomes the latest announcement from the Biden Administration, and will continue to welcome any future use of its existing executive authority to protect migrants and refugees affected by natural disasters and political turmoil.
We need this administration to take the next step and authorize the same protections to Central American communities who for decades have been gravely affected by the amassing political crisis and the devastating effects of climate change. President Biden must re-designate TPS for Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua! It must also offer a new TPS designation for Guatemala!”
The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots immigrant rights organization, advocating towards permanent residency & Equal Rights for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)