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ICYMI: Bishop Who Chairs the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops Committee on Migration Urges Extension of Temporary Protected Status, Legislative Solution

  11/6/17 Decision deadline for 59,550 Hondurans and Nicaraguans: 18 DAYS 11/23/17 Decision deadline for 50,000 Haitians:35 DAYS 01/08/18 Decision deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans: 81 DAYS The Catholic News Service reports that the Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe Vasquez, is urging Americans to advocate for an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and, eventually, a legislative solution … Continue reading »

NEW: 22 Senators Urge State, DHS To Renew Temporary  Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras and El Salvador  As Deadline Approaches

Decision Deadline for Hondurans: 18 Days Away Decision Deadline for Salvadorans: 81 Days Away  Letter Notes That TPS Recipients: Contribute $648 million/year to Social Security & Medicare Essential To Harvey, Irma Reconstruction Efforts Pay taxes, register with DHS Home countries in dire straits, cannot receive recipients Led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), 22 … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Government of Haiti Makes Formal Request for 18-month Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The government of Haiti has written to the Trump Administration to formally request an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of Haitians living in the United States. The request, reported in the Miami Herald, was signed by Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States and delivered to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). … Continue reading »

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? And How Will it Threaten 300,000 Settled Immigrants?

11/6 Decision Deadline for 59,550 Hondurans & Nicaraguans: 19 Days 11/23 Decision Deadline for 50,000 Haitians: 36 Days 1/8 Decision Deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans:82 Days Mortgages TPS Recipients Would Have to Walk Away From: 60,000 Immediate Layoffs of TPS Recipients: 250,000 Employer Costs of Mass Layoffs: $1 Billion Cost of Mass Deportation to Taxpayers: $3 Billion The fast approaching deadlines for … Continue reading »

Today Is the Day DHS Secretary Kelly Confirmed that the Trump Administration is Intent on Mass Deportation

CHC meeting shows Kelly to the perfect pitchman for the radical Trump agenda During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this afternoon DHS Secretary John Kelly signaled the following: DACA threatened: The future of DACA, the program that has unlocked opportunities for nearly 800,000 Dreamers, will be decided in the coming weeks by … Continue reading »

Haitian TPS Renewed for 6 Months, Advocates Explain Why It’s Not Enough

Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly announced a 6-month extension of temporary protected status for Haitians living in the US, which means that some 50,000 Haitians will be able to stay in the United States until at least January 2018. It was the right move, and a testament to the people power that has relentlessly pressured … Continue reading »

Haitian Immigrants and Advocates Rally in Miami to Save TPS

Over the weekend, immigrants and advocates in Miami demonstrated outside a USCIS office in support of a renewal of temporary protective status for Haitians, waving signs, dancing, chanting, and playing music. Protesters held signs reading “save TPS”, “Haitian lives matter”, “unity makes strength”, and “TPS is liberty”. The Trump Administration must announce by May 23 … Continue reading »

Leaks Shows Trump Administration Gearing Up to Reject Haitian TPS Renewal, Deport Haitians

Frank Sharry: “another example of DHS letting ideology – and not facts – drive the policy-making process” The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of DHS, is gathering negative information on Haitians in the U.S., presumably to  justify a controversial decision expected soon to reject Haitian TPS renewal — … Continue reading »

Advocates Ask Trump Administration to Extend Haitian TPS

It’s as if Trump is looking for ways to remove as many brown people from the country as possible. Yesterday, we wrote about how Trump is seeking the deportation of 4,000 Somali asylum seekers and refugees even though their home country is still too dangerous to return to. Today, we’re highlighting how Trump wants to do … Continue reading »