Immigrant Advocates Applaud TPS Re-Designation and Extension for Yemen, Demand Permanent Protections

New York, NY—Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for eighteen months, from September 4, 2024 to March 3, 2026, benefiting an estimated 4,000 people, if they are otherwise eligible. This extension and redesignation does not apply for anyone who was not already in the United States on July 2, 2024. Current TPS Yemen holders must re-register during the 60-day period from July 10, 2024, through September 9, 2024, to maintain their TPS and work authorization.

Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Immigration Coalition:

“We applaud the Biden administration’s extension and redesignation of TPS for Yemen, recognizing the severe and ongoing challenges in Yemen fueled by armed conflict and humanitarian crisis. This measure is a significant step forward in providing immediate relief and stability to those affected by Yemen’s dire conditions. While this extension is a critical step forward, temporary measures don’t offer the security and certainty that permanent solutions can provide. We continue to urge leadership in Congress and the White House to work towards comprehensive immigration reform that includes permanent pathways to citizenship for immigrants seeking safety and the opportunity to live with security and dignity in the United States.”