US plans to prolong the temporary protected status for Sudanese nationals

The US administration is leaning towards extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudanese individuals residing on its soil, as well as expanding the umbrella of beneficiaries of this status to include those who arrived in the United States after the previous extension decision issued last year.

The status period was supposed to expire on October 19th of this year.

The potential beneficiaries of the decision are estimated to be around 3,090 Sudanese citizens, as stated by the Ministry of Homeland Security last year.

On Wednesday, the Immigration and Nationality Department of the Ministry of Homeland Security sent the text of the decision to the Office of Management and Budget at the White House for approval before its official publication.

This status generally prevents the US government from deporting or removing beneficiaries of this program during its validity period.

Additionally, the status allows for applying for a work permit and travel authorization, but it does not lead to obtaining permanent residency, commonly referred to as a “green card,” or provide any other immigration status.

According to the US Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with other government agencies, has the authority to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible nationals of foreign countries, if it is determined that those countries are experiencing ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or temporary and extraordinary conditions that prevent the safe return of its citizens.

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