No Safety in a Warzone: Why TPS is Needed for Syria

Last Updated

January 23, 2018

This report describes the acute need for the administration to extend Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Syria. Ongoing armed conflict as well as extraordinary and temporary conditions continue to make the safe return of Syrian nationals impossible. Syria is now in the seventh year of a catastrophic civil war that has shocked the world’s conscience and created the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Civilians in Syria suffer loss of infrastructure and widespread displacement. They are subjected to siege warfare and lack of access to food, water and medical aid. They suffer violence, brutality and torture at the hands of the Syrian government, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and other actors.

In addition to documenting country conditions, this report contains specific recommendations for the administration and demonstrates how TPS is a vital tool in promoting U.S. interests. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., or CLINIC, unequivocally calls on the administration to continue to protect Syrians here in the United States as well as those elsewhere in the world who are desperately seeking to save their own lives and the lives of their families.

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. advocates for the continued use of TPS for Syria and all countries in need. Read our recommendations for the administration regarding Temporary Protected Status for Syria. Please feel free to use this quick reference in your advocacy work.