In an announcement dated December 16, 2013 the Philippines announced that it officially requested TPS designation from the Department of Homeland Security, DHS, in its efforts to recover from the typhoon that devastated the region and assist its citizens at home and abroad. The announcement states as follows:
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Philippines has formally requested Washington for additional immigration relief measures to allow eligible Filipinos to stay and work in the United States so they could support the country's long-term post-typhoon recovery efforts, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Monday, 16 December.
The contents the press issued by the Philippine Embassy may be read by following this link:
In a posting dated November 22, 2013 I detailed the requirements for TPS and made the point as to why TPS designation should be granted to the Philippines. To read the earlier posting, kindly follow this link: