Temporary Protected Status for Syrians

On March 23, 2012, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced that DHS will designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians currently present in the United States.  Napolitano stated that “conditions in Syria have worsened to the point where Syrian nationals already in the United States would face serious threats to their personal safety if they were to return to their home country.”

Within the next several days, DHS will provide further guidance about TPS eligibility requirements and registration procedures.

Click here for a DHS press release.

Click here for USCIS information about TPS.