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By Katharine Jackson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. authorities on Friday granted Short-term Protected Standing for 18 months for Ethiopians presently residing in america, the Division of Homeland Safety mentioned.
“The US acknowledges the continued armed battle and the extraordinary and momentary circumstances engulfing Ethiopia, and DHS is dedicated to offering momentary safety to these in want,” Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned in an announcement asserting the designation.
The Ethiopian navy and allies together with troops from neighboring Eritrea have been battling forces from the northern area of Tigray on and off for 2 years.
The battle has killed hundreds, displaced thousands and thousands and left tons of of hundreds on the point of famine.
An estimated 27,000 Ethiopians in america shall be eligible for TPS below the brand new designation, a Homeland Safety division spokesperson mentioned.
To qualify for this system, Ethiopians in america should present they’ve been constantly resided in america since October 20, 2022, and those that try and journey to america after that date wouldn’t be eligible, the division mentioned.