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Trump admin extends protections for Syrian refugees for 18 months

The Trump administration will extend Temporary Protected Status — which protects individuals from deportation — for Syrian refugees for 18 more months, per a statement from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. "We will continue to determine each country’s TPS status on a country-by-country basis," she said.

Protected status was recently lifted for Haitians and Salvadorans.

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