January 28, 2015


Media Contact: Evan Barrett, 420-507-4215 //


The Coalition for a Democratic Syria(CDS) will be holding an online seminar about Temporary Protected Status on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST. The United States Department of Homeland Security has recently extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Syria. The deadline for all TPS renewals, March 6th 2015, is approaching quickly. Whether you are a first time applicant or renewing, join us to learn more and have your questions answered. Interested parties can join the conference using their phone or computer, accessing the following:

Attendance Link:

Email to RSVP (for the password):

Call in number: United States (Long distance): +1 (773) 945-1032

Access Code: 781-019-445

As a coalition of Syrian-American groups, CDS represents the families and friends of refugees, those suffering under extremism from the Islamic State, and those under daily shelling from the Assad regime. These myriad threats make it impossible for Syrians in the United States to return to their homeland, and TPS ensures that Syrians will not be forcibly removed from the US.

“We want to make sure we can be available as a resource to Syrians in the United States,” said CDS Chair Dr. Yahya Basha, “We are Syrian-Americans, and we are here to help our countrymen and women gain access to programs and protections that may be unknown to them.”

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria is a group of Syrian-American non-profit organizations working together to bring about a swift end to the conflict and support the establishment of peace, freedom, and democracy in Syria. The CDS is a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional, non-partisan organization. The CDS includes: Syrian Emergency Task Force, United for Free Syria, Syrian American Council, Syrian Christians for Peace, and Association of Free Syrians.

Coalition for a Democratic Syria
1875 I St. NW Washington DC

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