4K West Africans In U.S. Under TPS Program Because Of Ebola Epidemic Lose Immigration Status

PRI: Ebola is over. Now the U.S. wants a group of West African immigrants to go home.
“Last week, about 4,000 West African immigrants living and working legally in the U.S. lost their immigration status. They were formerly part of the temporary protected status program, or TPS, which the U.S. offers to people from countries in crisis. In 2014, TPS was granted to people from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea due to the outbreak of Ebola there. … Mit Philips, a health policy analyst for Doctors Without Borders, says even though the Ebola crisis is over in West Africa, it’s had long-lasting impact on the affected countries’ fragile health systems…” (Murriel, 6/2).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.