Washington, DC — A letter from Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 32 Senate Colleagues urges the Biden Administration to expand Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to protect vulnerable Central Americans from deportation to unsafe conditions.  As the COVID-19 crisis continues to rage and more than a year after devastating… Continue »

Washington, DC – Over the holidays, three leading media observers of immigration policy and politics weighed in with assessments of the Biden administration’s first year, highlighting disillusionment with the administration’s failures to live up to their stated promises to turn the page from Trump’s cruelty and chaos on immigration. These observers and the sources they… Continue »

TPS is an effective solution for humanitarian aid and regional stability and TPS is a decision solely at the President’s discretion A new piece in the Austin American-Statesman underscores the link between widespread hunger and migration pressures, especially in our hemisphere. More than two million people are estimated to have fled Haiti and the Northern… Continue »

Yesterday, advocates rallied outside the White House to call out President Biden for failing to grant TPS designations for humanitarian relief one year after devastating hurricanes. New TPS designations provide security for families already living and working in the U.S., and will help stabilize a region grappling with acute food insecurity and child malnutrition, widespread… Continue »

Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador Grappling With Compounding Crises & In Need of Immediate Relief On the one year anniversary of twin hurricanes Eta and Iota devastating Central America, the spotlight is on the Biden Administration for its failure to grant new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for nationals of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,… Continue »

Remittances “instrumental” in lifting families out of poverty, contributing to GDP A report from the Center for American Progress emphasizes the critical need for new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Central American countries devastated by the compounding impact of natural disasters, economic instability, food and water insecurity, and the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark… Continue »

Nearly a year after devastating hurricanes, climate change driven displacement impacting Guatemala Almost a year after Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the Northern Triangle, AFP reports Guatemalans are still struggling with widespread displacement, food insecurity, and economic deterioration.  The back-to-back storms in November 2020 compounded with the COVID-19 crisis have left 2.8 million people in… Continue »

There’s no doubt that the migration debate and, of course, the economic issue and the ups and downs of the infrastructure package have captured everyone’s attention these past weeks, just like the COVID-19 pandemic.  But there is another nagging issue that seems to be going unnoticed, even though it involves the three issues together. According… Continue »

No cabe duda de que el debate migratorio y, por supuesto, el tema económico y su estire y afloje por el paquete de infraestructura han arrebatado la atención de todos en estas últimas semanas, tanto como la pandemia de COVID-19. Pero hay un tema que nos pica los ojos también a todos y parece pasar… Continue »

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 »