December 10, 2023

The Jewish groups are asking the Biden Administration to provide Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforced Departure to Israelis in the U.S. who fear returning to a warzone. They believe that granting TPS to Palestinians should be accompanied by a similar announcement for Israelis. The Israeli war situation has led to many Israelis seeking shelter in the U.S., including children attending Jewish day schools. HIAS President Mark Hetfield emphasized the need to include Israelis in the protected status designation.