Delays, Misinformation, Failures to Re-designate Among Issues
Today, over 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Acting Inspector General, John V. Kelly, requesting an immediate investigation into the various regulatory irregularities and potentially unlawful decisions stemming from DHS’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras.
The congressional demand for an immediate investigation was echoed by over 115 national, state and local organizations that voiced their concerns and believe an investigation is critical in order to provide a necessary level of accountability into allegations of mismanagement and violations of existing law in how this administration made TPS-related decisions.
Full text of both letters: http://bit.ly/DHSIGLetters
These irregularities and deficiencies include:
- Failure to Re-Designate Syria, Somalia and Yemen;
- Unreasonable Delays in Adjudication;
- Reversal in Long Standing Policies;
- Publication Delays;
- Publication Errors;
- Misinforming the Public; and
- Inappropriate Decision Criteria.
Both letters assert that before, during, and subsequent to DHS terminating TPS for over 300,000 people, (an unprecedented level of terminations never before seen in the history of TPS), DHS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) engaged in questionable and potentially unlawful conduct and seek an investigation to prevent these abuses from reoccurring in the future.