On Wednesday, October 14 from 3-5 p.m., Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) will hold an information session on to help Yemeni nationals who wish to apply for temporary protected status (TPS) through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The session is open to the public and it will be held at the UAW Local 600 located at 10550 Dix Ave., Dearborn. Yemen wasdesignated for TPS on September 3, 2015 due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. The designation means that, from September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017, eligible nationals of Yemen who are approved for TPS will not be removed from the United States. Staff members from USCIS and Dingell’s office will be on hand to provide information about the application process and eligibility requirements, as well as a list of accredited organizations qualified to complete the forms. The speakers will include Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Michael Klinger, Field Office Director, USCIS Detroit, Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer, USCIS Detroit and Daniel Cavanaugh, Senior Immigration Services Officer, USCIS Detroit
All are welcome to attend the information session, and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the TPS designation, please visit www.ucis.gov/tps.
AHRC hopes that granting TPS to nationals of Yemen will help relieve some of the stresses caused by the Yemen crisis. The UN has declared Yemen as one of the worst humanitarian crises facing the world. AHRC commends the DHS for designating Yemen for TPS. TPS reflects the best traditions of this country in providing humanitarian aid during times of crises.