US extends temporary residency for thousands from Syria

Associated Press
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Fri, 2021-01-29 16:07

WASHINGTON: The United States extended the temporary legal residency status Friday for nearly 7,000 people from Syria because of the country’s civil war.
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said Friday that temporary protected status would be extended for 18 months. It was set to expire on March 31.
Temporary status allows foreign citizens to stay in the US if they lack some other form of legal residency and come from a country that meets certain criteria that makes it dangerous to return.

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