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).