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International News: U.S. extends protected migrants status to mid-2024 for 6 nationalities

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2022. 4:39 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Thursday, U.S. officials confirmed that the United States has extended a protected status program that prevents migrants from being deported to mid-2024 for citizens of 6 countries, Reuters report.

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended to June 30, 2024 for citizens of Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal.

The means that their status will no longer expire at the end of the year.

Through the program, recipients are able to get work permits which protects them from deportation if their home countries go through extraordinary events such as natural disasters or armed conflict.

Statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services show that some 392,000 people will benefit, of whom some 242,000 are citizens of El Salvador.

Salvadoran ambassador, Milena Mayorga said “Thanks be to God”, and tweeted a link to the document.

 

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