Presidents’ Alliance Calls for Temporary Protected Status and Special Student Relief for Nigeria

The Presidents’ Alliance and NAFSA: Association of International Educators submitted a letter to the Department of Homeland Security calling for the provision of Special Student Relief (SSR) to qualifying F-1 students from Nigeria alongside the designation of Nigeria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Read our letter here.


Special Student Relief (SSR) is the suspension of certain regulatory requirements by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for an F‑1 student from parts of the world that are experiencing emergent circumstances. Regulatory requirements that may be suspended or altered for an F-1 student include: duration of status, full course of study and off-campus employment eligibility. Learn more about the program here.

You can learn more by watching our webinar on TPS and SSR here.