The Biden administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Afghans currently living in the United States. Advocates have been pushing the administration to provide more protection and a pathway to citizenship for Afghan evacuees. Over 70,000 Afghans have arrived in the U.S. since the evacuation, many remain in a legal limbo, with some given less than a year to prepare their paperwork to stay in America. A TPS designation would help those already in the U.S., as well as offering a short-term solution for those evacuated and running out of time to secure their status. TPS does not offer a pathway to citizenship and is instead reissued in increments, leaving recipients unsure of whether their designation will be renewed.

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