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What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Originally published October 18, 2018, updated August 9, 2018 U.S. Children born to a TPS holder: 270,000 Mortgages TPS Recipients Would Have to Walk Away From: 60,000 Immediate Layoffs of TPS Recipients: 250,000 Employer Costs of Mass Layoffs: $1 Billion Cost of Mass Deportation to Taxpayers: $3 Billion What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?   … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Washington City Paper on Temporary Protected Status: “Thousands of Area Residents Will Lose Their Immigration Status Next September”

Families and Communities Across the U.S., Including D.C., Will Be Devastatingly Affected by Expiration of TPS TPS Expiration Dates: El Salvador, 9/9/2019 Haiti, 7/22/2019 Honduras, 1/5/2020 Nepal, 6/24/2019 Nicaragua, 1/5/2019 South Sudan, 5/2/2019 In her article for the Washington City Paper, Cassidy Jensen takes an in-depth look into what will happen to the lives of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo’s Monkey Cage, “By ending ‘temporary protected status’ for half a million people, Trump has probably increased illegal migration”

University Professor and Students Detail Problems with Trump’s Termination of TPS for Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants In an opinion piece for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Dr. David Leblang and students explain various issues with Trump’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of hard working, vetted, legal immigrants. They show … Continue reading »

ICYMI: 100+ Members of Congress Urge Sec. of State Pompeo to Reinstate TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras

Letter: Allowing TPS To End Could “Force The Separation of Families” Over 100 members of Congress signed a letter calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reinstate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. The termination of TPS for hundreds of thousands of hard-working, full vetted immigrants legally living and raising … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald Editorial Board, “Ros-Lehtinen is right: Let Nicaraguans keep their TPS protection”

Expiration Date for TPS for Nicaragua: 1/5/2019 The Miami Herald Editorial Board agrees with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections for Nicaraguans should be kept in place. If deported to Nicaragua, over 5,000 Nicaraguans will face violence and oppression as well as potential separation from their U.S. citizen children here in … Continue reading »

ICYMI: FOX 4, “Democrats blast Trump on Temporary Protected Status for Haitians”

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Face Uncertainty and Family Separation if Program Expires in 2019 Fox 4 news reports that without action from Congress, thousands of Haitian TPS holders will face potential deportation and separation from their children and families after the Trump administration terminated the program.  Thousands of Haitians in the South Florida community … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WSVN News Miami, “South Florida Haitian family facing tough challenges as TPS set to end in 2019”

Andrew Scheinthal and Tania Francois of WSVN News Miami tell the story of Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders Rony and Marjorie Ponthieux in order to shed light on TPS families that could be separated by the program’s expiration. If TPS is allowed to expire for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Sudan, over 273,000 … Continue reading »

300+ Organizations to DHS Secretary: Designate Guatemala for Temporary Protected Status

Recent environmental disaster provide basis for protecting 500k+ Guatemalans Today, over 300 national, state, and local immigrant, religious, labor, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to Kristjen Nielsen, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asking her to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guatemala in light of recent environmental disasters. TPS provides the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald, “‘Scared to death’: Miami Haitians fear family separations if protected status expires”

Thousands of Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are terrified of their futures as 2019 deadline approaches Martin Vassolo  from the Miami Herald highlights the fear spreading across Haitian communities as the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is less than a year out from its expiration on July 22, 2019 after the Trump Administration ended … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Reacts To Judge’s Decision To Allow TPS Lawsuit to Proceed

Deportation & Family Separation Dates: Sudan: November 2, 2018 Nicaragua: January 5, 2019 Nepal: June 24, 2019 Haiti: July 22, 2019 El Salvador: September 9, 2019 Honduras: January 5, 2020 Reuters reports that yesterday a Boston judge rejected the Trump administration’s bid to end a lawsuit arguing that the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) … Continue reading »

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