Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last week at a UCLA Center for Immigration Law Policy conference that the agency is reviewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, Cameroonians and Mauritanians.  The development comes after over 500 advocates, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Black Lives Matter co-founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, author… Continue »

“It’s time for President Biden to deliver on promises he made on the campaign trail to protect immigrant communities” Washington, DC — As days, weeks, and months go by with no movement from the Biden Administration on whether or not it will keep it’s promise to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, conditions in Haiti and… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “We must replace GOP political depravity with a modern solution.”    A new CNN op-ed from former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, “Republicans are politicizing the border and children’s lives,” blasts the GOP for their fear mongering, falsehoods, and politicization of the lives of children from Central America who are… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

Leading Democrats this week spoke out on the urgent need to move forward with pathways to citizenship as a priority.  President Biden, First Lady Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Manchin called for action and solutions while Republicans sensationalize and politicize our immigration challenges.  Democrats are clear. The time has come to go big and get… Continue »

This is the year to put millions of undocumented Americans on pathways to citizenship   This week, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act was introduced in the House by Reps. Castro and Lieu, and in the Senate by Sens. Padilla and Warren. The legislation would put undocumented essential workers on pathways to citizenship. In addition… Continue »

Today the Biden Administration announced it is designating Burma for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communications for America’s Voice, in reaction to designation: America’s Voice congratulates all of the hard-working advocates and organizations who fought for this moment and we commend the Biden Administration for taking… Continue »

TPS Holders & Their Families Are Essential Members of Communities and Economies Studies Show DACA & TPS Holders Contribute $17.4 Billion In Federal Taxes, $9.7 Billion In State & Local Taxes; Possess $75.4 Billion In Spending Power TPS Holders Hold Critical Essential Jobs In Construction and Food Services  Last week, the House of Representatives reintroduced… Continue »

Today, it’s being reported that the Biden Administration is about to announce that it will designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This long-awaited designation will provide protection from deportation and permission to work for Venezuelans already in the U.S. whose deportation would further destabilize a country facing dangerous political conflict and unsafe conditions.  The… Continue »

131,000 TPS Holders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 In a week that saw the reintroduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, it bears remembering that so many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have been on… Continue »