Burmese in US offered temporary refuge from coup crackdown

Washington (AFP) – The US government said Friday that Myanmar citizens stranded by the violence following the country’s military coup would be able to remain inside the United States under “temporary protected status.” “Due to the military coup and security forces’ brutal violence against civilians, the people of Burma (Myanmar) are suffering a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis in many parts of the country,” said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  “After a thorough review of this dire situation, I have designated Burma for temporary protected status so t…

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