TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status, a government program created by Congress in 1990. It was signed into law by President George Bush, with the goal of providing safe haven for immigrants when war, a natural disaster or an epidemic make going back home too dangerous. We're covering changes to the program and the countries listed and removed from protected status.


A Syrian with Temporary Protected Status says it's a matter of life or death

The Trump Administration announced Wednesday that Temporary Protected Status for Syrians will be extended for 18 months beyond its expiration date in March. TPS has enabled a young Syrian man named Amr Sinna to live, work, study and buy property in the US. He's been anxiously awaiting yesterday's announcement, along with almost 7,000 other Syrians living in the US with TPS.