On Monday, September 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Burma for 18 months. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The people of Burma are continuing to suffer a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis due to a military coup, upheaval, and security forces’ brutal violence against civilians,”.
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Burma“.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/26/22, News Release:
Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Burma
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/8/22, Web Page: