Currently the TPS status granted to Sudan was set to expire on November 2,2008. But lets begin with a quick primer on TPS.
What is TPS? TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status. This means that nobody from Sudan can be extradited back to the
Country until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security deem that it is safe for them to return home. Unless
the individuals commit certain crimes.
Whatever their Immigration Status at that juncture they are "Frozen".
Currently those individuals who entered the US before October 7,2004 are currently Protected.
Above is a Map of Darfur. One of the Areas of Sudan where violence is widespread.
In the past few years the United States has been strict when it comes to extending TPS.
Currently there are only 5 other countries that full under the mandate of this program. they are Somalia, El Salvador,
Burundi,Nicaragua and Honduras. The TPS status for Liberia expired this year however Congress passed Legislation that would
allow those who were here under the TPS Protection to stay in the United States.
In a cruel twist of fate Zimbabwe has not been deemed to acquire this status despite the Political Violence that has plagued
that Country since 2002.
The total number of those being protected by this decree is 520
This situation will be monitored by the Confused Eagle!!!