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Syrians in US: Temporary protection extended by 18 months

Syrians who have been living in the US since 2016 have been granted temporary protective status.

The United States has extended temporary protection against deportation for around 7,000 Syrians.

That means they will be able to stay in the US for at least another 18 months and work legally.

As Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey discovered, the extension offers them some consolation but problems remain.