Extend and Re-designate TPS for Syrian Nationals in the U.S.
  • Petitioning Secretary Napolitano

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Secretary Napolitano

Extend and Re-designate TPS for Syrian Nationals in the U.S.

    1. Petition by

      Syrian Emergency Task Force

Over 90,000 Syrians have died since the they started demonstrating for democracy in March 2011. The situation increasingly gets worse as the conflict goes on. Every week 50,000 Syrians flee their homes to neighboring countries to escape the escalating violence and destruction that is making their homes too dangerous to live in. There are more than a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, and Jordan, and more than 3.6 million displaced Syrians are living inside thier country without a permanent home.  These numbers represent the growing instability and tragedy of Syria today. 

Syrian immigrants were granted Temporary Protective Status (TPS) by Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, last year, but their TPS expires this September. If the TPS  is not renewed, Syrian immigrants living and working in the United States in peace, will have to return to Syrian where they could be subjected to torture or murder due to the escalating violence targeting Syrians supporting democracy

We feel that it is our responsibility as Americans to protect our Syrian immigrant neighbors that currently live and work amongst us. By renewing TPS, we can ensure that Syrian nationals are not sent back into harms way, and it would allow them to remain in the US for a limited time period until the violence ends. TPS would only be granted to Syrian immigrants already in the US that are legally allowed to work and reside in the country. 

Join us in telling DHS Secretary Napolitano to help protect Syrian immigrants in the US and extend TPS status for them until the violence ends. 

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    • David Rondon BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Syria's civil war has only gotten more violent and more protacted since TPS was first designated. TPS has been reauthorized for countries with less grave situations than Syria. DHS should not play games with Syrians whose lives are in danger if they are forced to return to their country. If it does, you can be sure that new asylum claims from Syria will clog the immigration court system for years. War crimes are clearly occuring in Syria right now, and genocide may be happening as well. Let's reauthorize TPS Syria ASAP and maintain America's image as a humanitarian nation.

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    • sleiman zouby DARAA, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
      • 10 months ago

      It is our responsibility as Americans to protect civilians from the violence of war and provide a safe haven for refugees

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    • Ahmad Kouraiem DAMASCUSE, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
      • 10 months ago

      right now I'm at the States, and I just can't go back to Syria, and I couldn't apply to the first wave.

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    • Samer Siouffi PLATTSBURGH, NY
      • 11 months ago

      It is the right thing to do

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    • Lorrie Miller PAULDING, OH
      • 11 months ago

      They have a right to live in freedom in their own country without a dictator having or using the military of their own people killing them just because they want Assad out of power and put a government in power of their own choosing that will let them live their lives without fear and free to do as they see fit in a democracy and a free Syria for the people.

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