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Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Syria

The Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After carefully reviewing conditions in Syria with interagency partners, Secretary Nielsen determined that the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions that support Syria’s designation for TPS continue to exist. Therefore, pursuant to the statute she has extended Syria’s TPS designation for 18 months.

Readout of Secretary Johnson's Trip To Turkey

Secretary Johnson visits a Turkish-government run Syrian refugee camp in Adana, Turkey

Secretary Johnson visits a Turkish-government run Syrian refugee camp in Adana, Turkey (DHS Photo/Barry Bahler) (DHS Photo by /Released)

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Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson concluded a three-day trip to Turkey, where he visited a refugee camp, reviewed resettlement processing, spoke to a number of Syrian and Iraqi refugee families, met with government officials in Istanbul and Ankara to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues, and signed two bilateral accords to codify mutual commitment to deepen collaboration.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Trip to France

PARIS — Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas attended an International Ministerial meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder in Paris convened by French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, to discuss a range of shared security-related priorities, including counterterrorism efforts, foreign fighters, and countering violent extremism in the aftermath of the tragic terrorist incidents in Paris last week. While in Paris, Deputy Secretary Mayorkas also met with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and French President François Hollande.

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