You can listen to a recording of the call here Washington, DC –  Leading immigrant advocates joined a press call this afternoon to call on lawmakers and the Biden administration to take action and provide security for Haitians, Liberians and other migrants seeking safety or permanent residence. In light of recent developments – the assasination… Continue »

 A week after the Biden Administration designated TPS for Haitians living in the U.S. because of dangerous and rapidly deteriorating conditions, a bicameral group of Congressional leaders is calling on the Biden Administration to take action in countries that are similarly unsafe for return. Yesterday, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “The Biden administration is back on offense”   President Biden seems to have his immigration mojo back.  After a flurry of pro-immigrant policymaking in the early days of the Biden administration, the right wing media-driven “Biden border crisis” storyline hit the front pages. The “Biden border crisis” was always overblown and over-hyped, but… Continue »

Audio Recording of Today’s Press Call   On Saturday, President Biden fulfilled his campaign promise to the Haitian community and redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haiti, allowing Haitian nationals in the United States to remain with their families without the risk of deportation. Today, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined… Continue »

“Hoy ha sido un recordatorio del porqué las elecciones importan” Washington, DC – El gobierno de Biden anunció hoy que otorgaría nuevamente el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para Haití. Como lo informó primero Hamed Aleaziz en BuzzFeed, la noticia significa que unos 150,000 haitianos que viven en Estados Unidos serán protegidos de la deportación… Continue »

“Today is a reminder of why elections matter”   The Biden administration today announced it would redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. As Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed first reported, the news means that some 150,000 Haitians living in the United States will be shielded from deportation and eligible for work permits. He writes: The… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, immigrant advocates and current and potential Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders gathered on a press call to urge the Biden administration to act swiftly on TPS designations in Cameroon, Haiti, and Mauritania and to discuss the unique challenges Black immigrants face. Deportations have continued to… Continue »

Yesterday, 69 U.S. Representatives signed on to a letter sent to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressing “serious and urgent concerns” about the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Haiti and urging the redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country. Hundreds of advocates continued to escalate their pressure with a separate letter organized by the… Continue »

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Chaos, Kidnappings, and Violence Plague Haiti, and the Biden Administration has yet to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status or halt deportations Despite increasing instability and violence in Haiti, the Biden Administration has failed to live up to the commitment made on the campaign trail to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders in the U.S. and… 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 »