DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Burma

The ongoing military occupation continues to destabilize the country.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the extension of Burma’s Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, allowing Burmese citizens living in America to stay in the country until November 25, 2025. 

“Burma’s democratically elected civilian government was overthrown in a military coup on February 1, 2021, giving rise to further widespread violence that continues to put individuals in Burma at significant risk,” the Department of Homeland Security stated. “Burma also continues to face challenges in the provision of food, access to health care, and economic stability.”

There are currently 2,300 Burmese citizens enrolled in the Temporary Protected Status program. The department also announced a program expansion for Burma, allowing an additional 7,300 applications from Burmese citizens to be submitted.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas and DHS officials as they assess the stability of other nations and determine the status of refugees.
  • For wisdom for the president and his national security advisors as they make provision for displaced foreign nationals.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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