Submitted by Lena on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:38

On September 12, 2019, ARCS' Executive Committee Member and Syria Relief & Development' Co-Founder, Jomana Qaddour, provided a powerful testimony on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing. Watch the full hearing here: https://humanrightscommission.house.gov/events/hearings/ongoing-humanitarian-crisis-syria. Below is Jomana's full testimony. 


Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

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Submitted by Lena on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 16:37

Masood, a pseudonym, is among the 7,000 Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in the United States today. Masood is an accountant living in Texas and recently got married. According to many of his colleagues and friends, Masood is hardworking and always friendly.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:14

Sameer, a pseudonym, is considered an “emerging leader” among the 7,000 Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in the United States today. In the last seven years, Sameer attained an MBA, passed the U.S. pharmaceutical exam, had three children, and obtained TPS for him and his family. Sameer did all of this while trying to keep his family safe, healthy, and free.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:00

(Washington, D.C. - July 31, 2019) Tomorrow, August 1, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce its decision whether to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians. Today, 7,000 Syrians in the United States are on TPS and an additional 7,000 Syrians in the U.S. who would benefit from redesignation of TPS.

Submitted by Intern on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:50

Oscar, a pseudonym, is one of 7,000 Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders living in the United States. Oscar graduated as a medical doctor in the Middle East and came to the U.S. in 2011 for an observership, a program for international medical graduates. Soon after he arrived, the uprising began in Syria. He found himself stuck in the U.S., as his family told him not to return to Syria because his home town was being heavily attacked. Oscar waited and eventually applied for TPS.

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