Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Extended

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson extended the designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") for an additional six months. Although there have been significant improvements in the conditions in all three countries since their designations for TPS in November, 2014, the lingering effects of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak and continued recovery challenges support this six-month extension. The extended designation is effective May 22, 2016 through November 21, 2016.