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Dingell Statement in Support of Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today released the following statement in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement it will extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for 18 months. 
“Yemeni Americans and their families have been suffering for nearly 10 years under a war that has killed more than 377,000 people, and has resulted in famine, energy shortages, and a worsening humanitarian crisis. Forcing families back to a country which remains in a constant state of war and humanitarian crisis would be life-threatening and immoral. I have continuously called for this extension each year and worked across governments to ensure the safety of refugees. Today’s extension and re-designation of TPS is the right thing to do, reaffirms the United States’ commitment to human rights, and will provide important relief to Yemeni families who desperately need it.”
In June, Rep. Dingell led a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Biden Administration to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status TPS for Yemen.
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