Conflict Transforms, Crisis Remains: The Continued Need for TPS for Syria

Last Updated

July 9, 2019

This report describes the acute need for the administration to extend for 18 months and redesignate 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. While the war in Syria transformed in 2018 and 2019, with the Assad regime regaining ground from the Islamic State and rebels in much of the country, profound civilian suffering, destruction and loss of life persists. New waves of displacement, mass food insecurity and lack of access to health care are ongoing. As the conflict goes on, destroying more and more infrastructure, including the regime’s deliberate bombing of health care facilities and schools, the prospect of future recovery becomes more complex and difficult.

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 in the United States as well as those elsewhere in the world who are seeking to save their 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 and use as reference and leave behind in advocacy work!