Trump administration extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalia
By Jennifer G. Hickey | July 20, 2018
On July 19, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for 18 months.
The department determined after an interagency review that “the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that support Somalia’s current designation” still exist, thus, “under the applicable statute, the current TPS designation must be extended.”
The department, which declined to re-designate Somalia’s TPS status, will conduct a further review when the 18-month extension period ends on March 17, 2020.
On July 5, DHS announced an 18-month extension of Yemen’s TPS status.