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DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for 18 months.  The Secretary of DHS, Jeh Johnson, made these designations due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa.  Nationals from those countries who are currently residing in the United States may apply for TPS with USCIS and will not be removed from the United States and are authorized to obtain work authorization.  The TPS designations for the three countries are effective November 21, 2014 and will be in place for 18 months.

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