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Trump Administration Refuses to Re-Designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia

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18 Month Extension Without Re-designation Will Deport Families Who Arrived After the Deadline

In yet another decision that threatens the livelihoods of  immigrants, the Trump administration decided earlier today not to re-designate Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The decision forces families who have arrived in the U.S. after the deadline to be forced back to a country that is still plagued by continual violence between terrorist organizations and other militarized groups in the region. These conditions have internally displaced two million people in Somalia as the country’s population continues to suffer.

Ali Abdul, TPS holder from Somalia, is available for comment. Please contact Patrice Lawrence at info@undocublack.org for more information.

Pili Tobar, Managing Director of America’s Voice, said “The decision by the Trump administration to not re-designate TPS for Somalia is devastating. They are condemning families who have fled danger and violence back to a world of war and famine. The fact that Somalia does not meet the the administration’s standards for re-designation means that ultimately there is no standard at all. There is no rhyme or reason to this administration’s madness, and we are disappointed to hear Somali TPS holders are the next victims in Trump’a cruel and cynical attack on immigrants.”