Afghan Refugees Offered Temporary Protected Status

DHS Secretary Mayorkas announces updated guidelines for migrants.

Last week, President Biden’s administration announced that the Afghan refugees evacuated to the United States will be offered temporary protection status (TPS) by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This status allows Afghan migrants to legally stay in the United States for 18 months, starting March 15.

“This TPS designation will help to protect Afghan nationals who have already been living in the United States from returning to unsafe conditions,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated. “Under this designation, TPS will also provide additional protections and assurances to trusted partners and vulnerable Afghans who supported the U.S. military, diplomatic, and humanitarian missions in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Mayorkas as he heads Homeland Security.
  • For the DHS officials as they work under guidance from the president’s administration.
  • For U.S. immigration officials as they process refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and other areas experiencing conflict.

Sources: The Hill, Department of Homeland Security


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