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American Hero: TPS Holder & Harvard Custodian Stayed on the Job to Fight Pandemic, Contracts Covid-19 Symptoms

But Trump is Still Attempting to Deport Frontline Workers Putting Their Lives on the Line to Protect Our Communities Wilson Wong at NBC News reports that a custodial worker for Harvard University has contracted symptoms for what could be Coronavirus. Doris Reina-Landaverde, a member of the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) and organizer of the … Continue reading »

Rafael Bernal at The Hill: Immigrants like TPS holders, Dreamers at risk of losing status during coronavirus pandemic

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that people across a multitude of immigration statuses including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Dreamers are now faced with the prospect of losing their legal status despite the fact that millions of immigrant workers are on the frontlines working to combat the novel Coronavirus crisis. Douglas Rivlin, Director … Continue reading »

50+ Groups Release Letter Asking HFAC to Investigate Report on Termination of TPS After Death of Deported Salvadoran Immigrants

A recording of the call is available here. A copy of the letter is available here. Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and immigration experts gathered to call on the House of Representatives to investigate the Trump administration’s termination of TPS in coordination with his 2020 re-election campaign. 50+ local and national groups across … Continue reading »

The Hill: “Lawmakers request watchdog probe of Trump admin’s ending of temporary protected status”

Administration Needs Accountability for Cruelly Terminating TPS to Benefit Trump 2020 Campaign Today, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sent a letter calling for the State Department’s inspector general to investigate the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The letter follows a report released in 2019 by Sen. Menendez’s office “Playing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “T.P.S. was meant to protect immigrants from global danger zones. Now thousands may face deportation”

In the span of one month, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and Yemen, abandoning thousands who would benefit from the status. Kevin Clarke at American Jesuit Review has an article exploring the decisions and highlights expert opinion from legal and faith groups like the Catholic … Continue reading »

 Extending & Not Redesignating TPS for Somalia Offers Brief Reprieve for Some While Abandoning Others

On January 17, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will extend, but not redesignate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months for 500 Somali nationals currently living in the U.S. The extension will exclude as many as 1,000 Somalis fleeing dangerous country conditions and one of the world’s worst humanitarian … Continue reading »

Administration’s Decision to Extend But Not Redesignate TPS for Yemen Fails to Protect Thousands

On January 3rd, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for another 18 months for nearly 1,500 TPS holders. While the extension is a welcome reprieve for Yemeni TPS holders already here in the U.S., the status only extends to current Yemeni TPS holders who arrived before … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Praises Long-Awaited Passage of Measure Protecting Liberian DED Holders

Congress Must Also Work to Pass Permanent Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders in Limbo The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the passage of a long awaited measure within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes an amendment offering a path to citizenship for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Organizations Nationwide Send Letter to SFRC Chairman Risch Calling For Hearings On Explosive TPS Report

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that in the wake of the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), organizations from around the country have signed a letter urging Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to hold investigative hearings on the allegations surrounding the Trump administration’s unethical and possibly illegal actions … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Senator Jacky Rosen “Calls For Investigation Into Why Trump Administration Terminated Temporary Protected Status”

Last week, Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez at the Nevada Independent reported Senator Jacky Rosen (NV-D) has called for an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to terminate Temporary Protection Status (TPS) designations, which allows more than 300,000 people to build homes, lives, and businesses here in the U.S. In a letter she wrote … Continue reading »