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In Massachusetts, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS Holders Sue Trump Administration

Boston, MA – A group of Haitian and Salvadoran TPS holders are suing the Trump Administration on the grounds that Trump’s decision to terminate TPS is illegally driven by racial discrimination. Two Massachusetts-based immigrant advocacy groups, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Centro Presente, are filing the lawsuit. Highlights from key media reports on … Continue reading »

Jesse Acevedo, WaPo: What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants?

In an op-ed for Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, political scientist Jesse Acevedo examines potential impacts on El Salvador of the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans currently protected under the program. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: Last month, the Trump administration announced that it will end Temporary … Continue reading »

ICYMI: With deportation looming, Haitian workers highlight their role in Florida’s tourism industry

Tallahassee, FL – A Marketplace piece highlights the critical roles Haitian workers play in Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry. Florida is home to more than half of the Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who now are facing deportation. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: Every morning, hundreds of uniformed workers file into the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: End of TPS Creates Fear, Anxiety for Medford’s Haitian Community

Termination of TPS Hits Massachusetts Communities Hard  A Wicked Local Medford piece highlights a Massachusetts city consumed with fear and anxiety as many of its Haitian community members worry about the looming end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Medford, Massachusetts has been hit especially hard by the revocation of the program: Over 40,000 Haitians live in the Boston area, making … Continue reading »

TPS Holders Facing Deportation Make Their Voices Heard Across Country, Demand Congressional Action

A series of media reports highlight the urgency people feel across the country to call on lawmakers to prioritize and protect Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by enacting a permanent legislative solution for 300,000+ TPS holders nationwide facing deportation. Advocates in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and California are urging Congress not to lose sight of TPS holders now facing deportation in the … Continue reading »

Op-Ed: Cancellation of TPS “Could Hit Health Care Hard”

Chicago, IL – In an op-ed for Crain’s Chicago Business, Sara McElmurry, communications strategist and nonresident fellow for immigration at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, makes a compelling case on how the revocation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has issued a threat to a crucial pipeline of Midwestern workers: home health care aides. The piece in its entirety can be … Continue reading »

Paula Span for New York Times: If Immigrants Are Pushed Out, Who Will Care for the Elderly?

In a column for the New York Times, Paula Span highlights the critical contributions immigrants, including TPS holders, make to the United States elder care and healthcare industries. The piece aptly cites the following statistic to support its claims: One in four of the direct-care workers in the nation’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies are … Continue reading »

Salvadoran TPS Holders Feel Heightened Sense of Anxiety as Deportation Looms

On January 8th, 200k Salvadorans Learned They Would Lose Their Status Salvadoran TPS holders across the country find themselves in the face of deportation as they confront their new reality, as a direct result of the Trump Administration’s January 8th decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran TPS recipients. Related media coverage follows: Daily … Continue reading »

Reports Highlight Trump Administration’s Failure to Redesignate Syria TPS

DHS Extends for Current Syrian TPS Holders; Turns Back on Those Who Have Arrived After August 2016 Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended for 18 months for Syrians living in the United States currently protected under the program, but also broke the news that they would not redesignate Syria as … Continue reading »

Impacted Immigrant, Experts Condemn Failure of Trump Administration to Redesignate Syria TPS

On a press call this afternoon, Robert Ford, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, a Syrian U.S. legal resident whose family is directly impacted by this decision, and policy experts reacted to the Associated Press report that the Trump Administration decided to extend but not redesignate Syria TPS — meaning families arriving after August 2016 will … Continue reading »

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