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DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syrians, but Leaves Some Without Protections

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syrians, but Leaves Some Without Protections

For the first time in many months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decided to extend a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation – this time for Syria.  With civil war continuing to rage, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitting Syrians another 18 months to be safe from deportation. But for the first time since […]

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This Year’s Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest Winning Entry

This Year’s Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest Winning Entry

The American Immigration Council is proud to announce the winner of the 20th Annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. This contest encourages educators to incorporate lessons on U.S. immigration into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explain, in their own words, why they are proud America is a nation of […]

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Refugee Security Process is Already Robust, Senate Hearing Shows

Written by on October 2, 2015 in Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
Refugee Security Process is Already Robust, Senate Hearing Shows

The United States plays an important role in protecting thousands of the world’s most vulnerable people fleeing persecution in their home countries. At no point in U.S. history has this role been more crucial—the violence and devastation in Syria has led to the largest number of refugees since World War II. But at a hearing […]

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How Should the U.S. Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Written by on September 10, 2015 in Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Status with 1 Comment
How Should the U.S. Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

As the Syrian refugee crisis mounts, the United States is being pressured both internally and externally to take in more of the nearly 4 million refugees that have been displaced due to ongoing conflict in Syria. To date, the United States. has taken in 1,500, or less than 0.03 percent of the total in need. […]

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Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Written by on September 10, 2013 in Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment
Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in […]

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DHS Announces Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Syrians

Written by on March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
DHS Announces Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Syrians

Due to ongoing violence in Syria, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS will provide Temporary Protective Status for Syrians currently in the United States. According to the L.A. Times, “more than 10,000 people have died in the yearlong conflict, including civilians, armed dissidents and security forces, according to U.N. […]

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