(U.S., March 2024)—On March 22, 2024, the U.S. government extended the renewal and designation of temporary protected status (TPS) for refugees from Myanmar in the U.S. for 18 months, from March 26, 2024 to November 25, 2025. 

On March 15, 2024, Fortify Rights endorsed an open letter to U.S. President Joe Biden advocating for the extension The U.S.-based Temporary Protected Status-Deferred Enforced Departure Administrative Advocacy Coalition organized the initiative, and Fortify Rights was one of 109 groups to endorse the letter. 

“The calls for extension and redesignation of TPS for Burma come as the military coup continues in Burma even after three long years,” the letter reads. “The administration must continue to support Burmese migrants by expanding the protections to individuals who arrived in the United States after the last designation, as the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions persist and deteriorate.”

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