The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed a formal request with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), urging Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to renew and redesignate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
The Secretary of DHS may renew and re-designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, such as an ongoing armed conflict.
TPS is set to expire on March 3, 2020. Yemenis who were previously granted TPS in the US will be required to return to Yemen if TPS expires without renewal. The conflict in Yemen has been described as “the largest humanitarian crises in the world.” Currently, 24 million people require humanitarian assistance in Yemen, and the country is at dire risk of famine and dealing with “the single worst cholera outbreak.” Children are the most impacted by the conflict, as one child dies every ten minutes.
ADC is especially concerned for the welfare and human rights of the innocent civilians who are affected by the conflict in Yemen. ADC’s Legal Department regularly provides pro-bono legal advice to Yemeni nationals about refugee status, temporary protected status, and asylum in the United States. ADC previously submitted requests to extend and renew the designation of Yemen for TPS in September 2015, March 2017, and August 2018
If you have a question regarding TPS or other immigration-related matters, please contact the ADC Legal Department by email at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 244-2990.