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Tax Season Highlights How TPS Holders Contribute to U.S. Economy

Increases Urgency For Congress to Pass the Dream and Promise Act, Preventing the Forced Deportations of TPS Holders and Dreamers With tax season upon us, Steph Solis at Mass Live reports that Massachusetts Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are making enormous contributions to our economy and growing our nation’s tax base. To that end, the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Termination of TPS for Haiti

Decision Provides Brief Reprieve, Does Not Change Urgency to Pass Dream and Promise Act U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz of the Eastern District of New York issued a nationwide temporary injunction preventing DHS from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS), for Haitians. The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on … Continue reading »

Sonia Nazario’s Powerful NYT Op-ed About Violence Against Women in Honduras: ‘Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You’

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Sonia Nazario has an op-ed in the New York Times that delves into the horrific and life-threatening abuse Honduran woman face on a day-to-day basis. Nazario portrays the dire reasons the Trump administration should not turn its back on Central American countries – it lies in the graphic stories of the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Welcomes Extension of DED for Liberians; Urges Congress to Keep Working to Pass Permanent Protections

The following is a statement by Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberia: At the 11th hour, Trump is attempting to offer a solution to a problem that he created.  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced … Continue reading »

Immediate Action Needed to Protect Liberian DED Holders

Congress Must Pass Dream and Promise Act Countdown to DED Expiration: 3 Days After this Sunday, March 31st, thousands of Liberians protected under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) will lose their legal immigration status. As a result, Liberians who have lived in the U.S. for decades will be put at risk of deportation and family separation. … Continue reading »

With March 31 Deadline Looming, Liberian Community and Allies Fight Against DED Termination

Highlights Display Need for Congress to Pass Dream and Promise Act to Protect Families from Deportation Countdown to DED Expiration: 4 Days A year ago, the Trump administration unlawfully terminated the Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) program for thousands of Liberians, some of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. As the March … Continue reading »

215+ National, State, and Local Organizations Urge Administration to Designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status

TPS Would Protected 72,000+ Venezuelan Nationals Today, more than 215 national, state, and local organizations in the areas of immigration, civil rights, human rights, labor, faith, and education called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to immediately designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a humanitarian protection provides … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: House Democrats tie DACA and TPS together in latest immigration push

Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald reports that yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus revealed legislation that will grant Dreamers, TPS and DED holders paths to citizenship in a combined bill. Unveiled before a Congressional hearing for the House Committee on the Judiciary, the bill be a much needed reprieve for hard-working immigrants, most of whom … Continue reading »

Faith Groups Mobilize to Support Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders in Anticipation of Dream & Promise Act

80 Faith Groups & 500 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter, Launch National Call-In Day Urging Congress to Provide Permanent Protections for TPS Holders & Dreamers Today, faith groups across the nation are standing up for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients by urging permanent protections in a letter to Congress. In … Continue reading »