Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced that after careful review of many factors, an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia beneficiaries would be granted until March 17, 2020. Somalian TPS beneficiaries are a relatively small population, approximately 500 persons, but this act today demonstrates the ability of DHS to make case-by-case determinations based on the facts present and follows the recent action to extend TPS for Yemen beneficiaries.

To review the brief statement, please see Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Somalia

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