Rosa Elena Sánchez says that she and her husband Everk “were meant to be together.” But without action from the Biden administration, their life together is uncertain. Their story is featured in a new FWD.us digital ad highlighting the urgent need for the president to act on relief for... Continue »
In the ongoing celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, members of Congress, including Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) took to the House floor this week to uplift the stories of immigrant constituents, highlight their contributions to their communities, and urge the Biden administration to... Continue »
Washington, DC — Today, days before Haiti Flag Day, the U.S. is deporting over 100 Haitians back to dangerous conditions in Haiti. As Guerline Jozef, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, said during a press conference on May 8th:  “It’s urgent for President Biden to re-designate... Continue »
Should the Biden administration use its authority under law to expand work permits and deportation protections to a larger number of long-settled immigrants, this relief will improve the lives of millions of U.S. citizen children as well.  Research from FWD.us estimates that roughly 900,000 U.S. citizen children live with... Continue »
Members of Congress and leaders speaking at a press conference advocating for relief
Congressional lawmakers and advocates held a press event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to continue urging for a number of humanitarian actions for Haitian immigrants, including the extension and expansion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick... Continue »
Today, on May Day — a traditional day of action recognizing workers — activists from all over the country came to Washington, D.C. to call for Temporary Protective Status (TPS) protections and status for immigrant workers. The importance of immigrant workers was highlighted during the pandemic, when immigrants made... Continue »
Recording here Washington DC – Today, Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), and Rep. Cori Bush (MO-01) joined an impacted person in Haiti, Haitian-led organizations, advocates, and allies to urge federal action to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Haiti is currently... Continue »
The Biden administration has announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia for an additional 18 months, citing “ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Ethiopia that prevent individuals from safely returning.” Under the extension and redesignation, this humanitarian relief will also be... Continue »
Hundreds of faith leaders, Members of Congress, and impacted individuals are among the latest voices urging the Biden administration to take urgent action to address the political and humanitarian crisis unfolding in Haiti. In their letter to the Biden administration, more than 250 faith leaders and organizations are urging... Continue »
Nearly 70 members of Congress are urging the Biden administration to take action in response to the political and humanitarian crisis rapidly unfolding in Haiti. Lawmakers are calling on the administration to protect Haitian nationals already in the U.S. by immediately redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. They... Continue »