Syria in Crisis

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  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues
  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?

U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve

On March 23, 2012, in response to the crisis, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that all Syrian immigrants currently residing in the United States will be awarded Temporary Protected Status, protecting them from deportation back to Syria and making the immigrants eligible to apply for employment authorization regardless of their current immigration status.

According to DHS, “conditions in Syria have worsened to the point where Syrian nationals already in the United States would face serious threats to their personal safety if they were to return to their home country.”

(Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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