The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
The termination will become effective May 21, 2017.
After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U. government agencies, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has determined that conditions in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone no longer support their designations for TPS.
DHS urges individuals who do not have another immigration status to use the time before the termination becomes effective in May to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States or to apply for other immigration benefits for which they may be eligible.
USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the designation of TPS Sierra Leone for an additional 6 months, through May 20, 2017.
By contrast, the Sierra Leone estuary offers ideal anchorage for trading ships (the estuary is the largest natural harbor on the continent).