A new letter released today from 100 Members of Congress calls on House Democratic leadership to include a “pathway to citizenship for essential immigrant workers and their families, Dreamers, and TPS holders in the COVID-19 reconciliation recovery package.”  See quotes below from (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro… Continue »

“[T]he extension and redesignation of TPS is very significant in signaling that the Biden-Harris Administration is serious about turning the page on Trump’s cruelty and hostility towards immigrants.”  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This long-awaited extension and redesignation will provide protection from… Continue »

America’s Voice   DHS Extends and Redesignates TPS for Syrians in the U.S. English Associated Press For some Muslims, hope, uncertainty after travel ban lifted By Mariam Fam and Sarah El Deeb  January 29, 2021 New York Times Biden’s Promise of Immigration Reform Raises Hopes in Latin America By Kirk Semple January 28, 2021 The… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration advocates and experts from the U.S. and Mexico discussed the next round of Biden-Harris administration plans and policies addressing asylum, border, and related issues that had originally been scheduled for release on Friday (tomorrow). Before the call, press reports circulated that the planned… Continue »

Late last year, Hurricanes Eta and Iota ripped through Central America. The hurricanes devastated the region, prompting Guatemalan and Honduran governments to request Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the U.S. government. TPS would protect nationals from those countries already living in the U.S. from deportation back to those countries, which are unable to receive and… Continue »

America’s Voice   Advocates and Experts Discuss Biden-Harris Plans for Asylum on Press Conference Call Today ICYMI: Advocates, Experts, Impacted Persons Call on Biden Admin. to Designate TPS for Central American Countries Devastated by Hurricanes Eta & Iota English San Francisco Chronicle Immigration reform to test Biden, Harris and Bay Area lawmakers By Tal Kopan… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. On a press call earlier today, immigrants rights activists who fought for and won the Biden administration’s 100-day deportation moratorium discussed the Biden policies, the Texas litigation, and the way forward. “The DHS policy to pause deportations was a testament to the power of the immigrant justice… Continue »

After attacking our democracy and going after Dreamers, the notoriously corrupt Paxton is now trying to compel Biden to enforce Trump’s cruel immigration policies Yesterday, federal judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee based in Texas, issued a nationwide 14-day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to halt a new Biden administration policy that paused most deportations for… Continue »

America’s Voice   Immigrants Rights Leaders Discuss Biden’s 100 Day Deportation Moratorium, the Texas TRO, and the Road Forward No Surprise: Texas AG Ken Paxton Doesn’t Seem to Believe in Democracy Much English Associated Press Biden reverses Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’ Americans support the decision. By Nazita Lajevardi, Kassra AR Oskooii and Loren Collingwood January 27,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today advocates, experts, and impacted persons gathered on a press call to discuss the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Central American countries devastated by hurricanes Eta and Iota. Back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota ripped through Central American last… Continue »