Urges DHS and State Department to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
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Under 8 U.S.C. § 1254a, the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS (Temporary Protected Status) due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, such as an ongoing armed conflict. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
The Secretary may designate a country for TPS due to the following temporary conditions in the country:
· Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war)
· An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic
Other extraordinary and temporary conditions.
These countries are designated : Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan , Syria, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Nicaragua, and Sierra Leone
During a designated period, individuals who are TPS beneficiaries or who are found preliminarily eligible for TPS upon initial review of their cases (prima facie eligible):
· Are not removable from the United States
· Can obtain an employment authorization document (EAD)
· May be granted travel authorization
Once granted TPS, an individual also cannot be detained by DHS on the basis of his or her immigration status in the United States.
TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status. However, registration for TPS does not prevent you from:
· Applying for nonimmigrant status
· Filing for adjustment of status based on an immigrant petition
Applying for any other immigration benefit or protection for which you may be eligible
UN says Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/ middleeast/2015/04/yemen- verge-total-collapse- 150401022904109.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/ 2015/03/dead-airstrike- refugee-camp-north-yemen- 150330131111582.html
As such we are praying the US government to designate Yemen on the countries listed on the TPS list.
We are praying the United States government especially president Obama and Congress to grant Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to Yemenis actually inside the United States.
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