Keith Ellison joins U.S. House bid to let West Africans from Ebola-affected countries stay in U.S.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and three fellow House Democrats are pushing ahead with a plan to extend a program that has allowed natives of three West African countries affected by the 2014 Ebola epidemic to stay in the United States regardless of their immigration status.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea expired this week, affecting as many as 1,000 people in the Twin Cities’ sizable West African community, according to community leaders and legal aid nonprofits. . The Obama administration announced the end of the program last fall, concluding that conditions in the countries had improved sufficiently.