UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Trump administration has extended special immigration status for citizens of Yemen living in the United States, saving them from possible deportation.
The Department of Homeland Security announced on July 5 that it was extending what’s known as Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis living in the U.S.
Roughly 1,250 Yemeni nationals are covered by the TPS program, which allows citizens of countries that have experienced natural or man-made disasters to live and work in the U.S legally.
DHS said that “extraordinary” conditions in Yemen prompted the U.S. to extend TPS.
TPS designation for Yemen was enacted in September 2015 “due to ongoing armed conflict in the country.”
The Trump administration has ended TPS for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Sudan since President Trump took office last year.