Afghans, hoping to depart Afghanistan, queue on the essential entrance gate of Kabul airport in Kabul on 28 AugusT 2021, following the Taliban beautiful army takeover of Afghanistan.
- Afghans who will qualify for the non permanent protected standing are those that have already been residing within the US.
- Different who may qualify are those that haven’t secured everlasting standing or have been unable to return dwelling.
- 1000’s of Afghans fled the nation final 12 months after the US and coalition forces deserted it.
Afghan residents residing within the US with expired visas can be given non permanent protected standing for 18 months attributable to precarious circumstances of their nation, the Division of Homeland Safety introduced Wednesday.
“This TPS designation will assist to guard Afghan nationals who’ve already been residing in the US from returning to unsafe circumstances,” stated Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
DHS stated Afghans face diminished safety and deteriorated residing circumstances for the reason that Taliban seized energy final August.
It pointed to “a collapsing public sector, a worsening financial disaster, drought, meals and water insecurity, lack of entry to well being care, inside displacement, human rights abuses and repression by the Taliban, destruction of infrastructure, and rising criminality.”
It additionally cited persevering with assaults on civilians by Islamic State-Khorasan, the Afghan arm of the extremist Islamic State group.
DHS didn’t say how many individuals the TPS order utilized to.
Tens of hundreds of Afghans fled their nation final 12 months as US and coalition forces deserted the nation and the Taliban took management after 20 years of preventing.
Many arrived in the US in search of resettlement below a particular immigrant visa program, however some face delays in certifying their standing.
Different Afghans who may qualify for TPS could have been in the US already however haven’t secured everlasting standing or have been unable to return dwelling.
Momentary safety will apply solely to Afghans contained in the US on or earlier than 15 March 2022.
TPS is usually prolonged to visiting nationals of different nations in the US when political upheavals or pure disasters strike their nation and returning is troublesome.
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