Publication Date

9-30-2008

Abstract

When civil unrest, violence, or natural disasters erupt in spots around the world, concerns arise over the safety of nationals from these troubled places who are in the United States. Provisions exist in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to offer temporary protected status (TPS) or relief from removal under specified circumstances. The United States currently provides TPS to nationals from seven countries: Burundi, El Salvador, Honduras, Liberia, Nicaragua, Somalia, and Sudan. Under the INA, the executive branch grants TPS. Congress, however, has also granted TPS legislatively, and legislation pertaining to TPS has received action in the 110th Congress.

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Suggested Citation
Wasem, R. E., & Ester, K. (2008). Temporary Protected Status: Current immigration policy and issues (RS20844) [Electronic version]. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/key_workplace/549/

A more recent version of this report can be found here: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/key_workplace/1461/

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