Posted by: prattik_kumar May 18, 2018
TPS extension
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U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced on Friday that she will introduce a bill to extend the Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from the six countries that Trump administration has terminated.
The Houston congresswoman said at a “Immigration Unity Event” that the bill, called Keep America’s Values Act, would provide an extension until Feb. 21, 2021, to immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, Nepal and Honduras currently enrolled in the TPS program..
More than 310,000 immigrants from those countries would be affected by the suspension of the TPS protections. Nationally and in Houston, the countries with more immigrants holding a temporary status are from El Salvador and Honduras.
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