A recording of the call is here. Earlier today, potential Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and experts from Guatemala and the United States will join Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35) to explain the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate Guatemala for TPS.  Country conditions in Guatemala have continued to deteriorate over the years with… Continue »

A profile of a Salvadoran TPS holder underscores need for TPS designations and Dream and Promise Act instead of “patchwork or duct tape approach to immigration”  In a new article for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Brian Lopez profiles Texas-based Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder Hipolito Zavala.  Like the more than 400,000 TPS holders across… Continue »

“This is exactly what America should be doing.”   Today, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement announcing the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. This program allows people in the United States to petition as sponsors for refugee minors in El Salvador, Honduras and… Continue »

A recording of the event can be found here.  Washington, DC – At a virtual press event on Wednesday, regional, foreign policy and immigration policy experts discussed Vice President Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The visits provided the Biden administration an opportunity to introduce their vision for addressing root causes in the region and… Continue »

If it’s true that the official visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Central America, to discuss the root causes of immigration to the North, advances a mission with more long term than short term goals, the need to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades,… Continue »

Si bien la visita oficial de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris a México y Centroamérica para discutir las raíces de la migración hacia el Norte cumple una misión con metas más a largo que a corto plazo, la necesidad de legalizar a los millones de indocumentados que llevan décadas viviendo en Estados Unidos, trabajando y pagando… Continue »

Advocates and Potential TPS Holders urge The Biden Administration to Designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua In a new article for HuffPost, Sarah Ruiz-Grossman reports on escalating violence, widespread poverty, and mounting climate concerns in Central America. In turn, these crises are prompting calls for the Biden Administration to… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here   In Friday “Office Hours,” experts and advocates discussed recent asylum, refugee and immigration policy developments – the end of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) , the dedicated docket plan by the Biden administration, and the need to end Title 42; the upcoming 9th anniversary of… Continue »

You can hear a recording of the call here Earlier today, immigrant advocates and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders gathered on a press call to urge the Biden administration to act swiftly on TPS designations for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Widespread poverty, food insecurity, political instability, and devastation in the aftermath of Hurricanes… Continue »

Leading childrens’ advocates, faith voices, and observers are condemning Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors, noting that it attacks the most vulnerable among us and is a transparent political stunt that will only harm kids. Among the… Continue »