Rashida Tlaib asks US to allow Lebanese nationals to remain in country because of blast

DETROIT — Led by U.S. House Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., 80 members of Congress sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking that Lebanese nationals living temporarily in the U.S. be allowed to remain because of the recent explosion in Beirut.The letter asks the Department of Homeland Security to designate Lebanon for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, or Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, which allows Lebanese visitors of immigrants in the U.S. on a temporary basis the right to stay since they would be exposed to dangerous conditions in their native land. The U.S. has used such designati...


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