Finally! I mean, seriously, how has it taken this long for USCIS to redesignate Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). I’ve had clients come to me from Syria with horrible stories about what they and their families have faced in Syria, and it was basically asylum or bust. Thank goodness they finally have another option!
I can understand the U.S. government being reluctant to grant blanket protections like is done with TPS. I know that there’s security risk there. But, Syria is about as unstable as a country can possibly be while still having borders. The violence there is well documented, with people simply disappearing every day. A humanitarian designation was much needed and is gratefully accepted.