40,000 Cameroonians Currently at Risk of Deportation to Deadly, Dangerous Conditions Last week, following months of organizing and leadership from the Black immigrant advocacy community, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Cameroon TPS Act of 2021. The bill would provide protection from deportation and work authorization for the estimated 40,000 Cameroonians… Continue »

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced steps to reinstate the Central American Minors Program. The program will allow young people in danger in Central America to apply for reunification with their parents who are living in the United States. The goal is to provide alternatives to children at risk. They can apply for… Continue »

The extension applies to all current beneficiaries, but excludes thousands left without protection   Today, in a document scheduled to be officially published tomorrow in the Federal Register, the Biden Administration announced a 15 month automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for all current beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Nepal and Sudan. The… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, potential TPS holders, advocates, and experts joined Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX20) to explain the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate El Salvador and Honduras for TPS. Country conditions in El Salvador, Honduras, and throughout Central America have continued to deteriorate over the years… Continue »

International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) report underscores urgency for designating TPS for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador Rebecca Morin in USA Today is lifting up a new report from the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) outlining the actions the Biden Administration can take now to address climate change-driven displacement, including designating Temporary Protected Status… Continue »

Washington, DC – Earlier today, potential TPS holders, advocates, and experts joined together to explain the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate Nicaragua for TPS. Country conditions in Nicaragua have continued to deteriorate over the years with increased violence, corruption, environmental disasters and impacts of climate change —all of which has been compounded… Continue »

Washington, DC – Momentum continues to grow behind the push to include citizenship for immigrant youth, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers in the reconciliation package. From Democratic elected officials across the country – including governors, mayors, and both Senators and Members of Congress – to leading observers and outside voices, the drumbeat… Continue »

Advocates and TPS holders call on Congress to pass permanent protections Jesse Canales at Spectrum News reports on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and business leaders who gathered in Orlando yesterday to call on Florida Senators to pass the SECURE act, legislation that would provide permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship to more than… Continue »

Democrats, recognizing the urgency of the moment, prepare to blow past bad-faith Republicans to deliver citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers   The momentum is building. Vice-President Kamala Harris meets today with directly-impacted immigrants and leading immigrant advocates in the White House. Yesterday, in a CNN town hall, President Biden… Continue »

Administration Should Continue to Use TPS as a Tool to Extend Protections for Those Here Who Need Refuge from Dangerous Conditions Today the Biden Administration announced it would be redesignating and extending TPS for Somalia. The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the 18 month… Continue »