Trump Extends Temporary Protected Status for Liberians

In the last month, President Trump has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for foreign nationals from South Sudan, Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

Today, a new country joined this list. Today, Trump extended TPS for US residents from Liberia.

In a memo to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Trump wrote, “[u]pon further reflection and review, I have decided that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to extend the wind-down period for an additional 12 months, through March 30, 2020.”

Trump had decided to end TPS for Liberians last year. TPS for Liberians was set to expire on Sunday.