US expands, extends legal status for Myanmar immigrants to May 2024 | Business Standard News

The Biden administration has said it is expanding and extending temporary legal status in the US for several thousand people from  after a military coup last year in the Asian country.

The Monday’s decision extends Temporary Protected Status for 18 months for an estimated 970 people of  until May 25, 2024, and makes an additional 2,290 eligible to live and work until that date if they were in the United States on Sunday.

People of  are continuing to suffer a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis due to a military coup, upheaval, and security forces’ brutal violence against civilians”, said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Source: US expands, extends legal status for Myanmar immigrants to May 2024 | Business Standard News