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Joseph: "The hardest thing about TPS is the uncertainty"

August 28th, 2019 /

Joseph, a pseudonym, is among the 7,000 Syrian TPS Holders today in the United States. Joseph is in the hospitality industry and has managed high-end hotels all over the world. However, one year, Joseph put himself and his entire family at risk to protect the U.S. government.

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    December 1, 2017 / Haleluya Hadero

        Washington D.C. -- On October 25th, Syrian-American organizations, and members of the American Relief Coalition for Syria (…

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    October 31, 2017 / ARCS Staff

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    July 14, 2017 / Omneya Mohamed

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    June 19, 2017 / Omneya Mohamed

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    In light of current discussions surrounding…

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