The U.S Federal Government has granted Temporary Protective Status ( TPS ) to citizens from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea living illegally in the United States. Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States , H.E. Mr. Bockarie Stevens, told COCORIOKO this morning that the U.S. Home Security broke the good news to him. The TPS will last for 18 months.
A Temporary Protective Status ( TPS ) is granted nationals of other countries who are temporarily prevented from returning safely due to conditions in their countries , or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. Sierra Leone , Liberia and Guinea are presently battling a deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed over 5, 000 people .
This development is good news for thousands of citizens of the three countries , in the U.S temporarily and have been unable to return home because of the Edola outbreak.