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Temporary protected status for west Africans

19 Nov, 2014

People from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea will be able to apply for protection from deportation from the U.S., as well as for work permits, for a period of 18 months after which Homeland Security will reassess the situation in west Africa. Temporary protected status is used when people’s country of origin is too dangerous to return to, such as after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.