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ICYMI: Splinter: “DHS Officials Sought Negative Information on Haitians Before Ending Vital Humanitarian Program”

Emails Detail Administration’s Mission to Deport All Immigrants According to reporter Jorge Rivas at Splinter, Trump officials actively looked for reasons to deport Haitians before terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. The discovery comes after reports exposed how the Trump Administration ignored the warnings of diplomats when they terminated TPS for six countries and over 300,000 people. You can read … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Héctor Figueroa, President of Local 32BJ SEIU, “Legal immigrants face loss of protection”

In an op-ed distributed by the Tribune News Service, Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU, laments on the severe consequences that follow Trump’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people working legally in the U.S. 32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the nation. The op-ed is available here. An excerpt of Figueroa’s op-ed is below: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mother’s Day Protests To Protect Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status

Los Angeles Times: “On eve of Mother’s Day, immigrant activists make a plea to keep families together” Yemen TPS Decision Deadline: July 5, 2018 Somalia TPS Decision Deadline: July 19, 2018 This weekend, as families gathered nationwide to celebrate Mother’s Day, immigrants and activists rallied to keep families together, protesting the Trump administration’s cruel decision to terminate Temporary … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Son of TPS-Holders and Immigration Policy Experts Respond to Latest TPS Developments

WaPo: U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.  Reuters: Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship A recording of the press call is available here. Following Chief of Staff John Kelly and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s comments surrounding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as Donald Trump’s decision to ignore embassy cables that advised … Continue reading »

Instead of Reaching Predetermined Conclusions, Trump Administration Should Use an Objective Analysis of Country Conditions to Make Decisions Regarding TPS Extensions

Last week, the Trump Administration ended another TPS program – for Hondurans – despite reports from in-country diplomats, obtained by the Washington Post, that warned against doing so. This termination comes after 13 reviews and extensions across four other Republican and Democratic Administrations. Of the eight programs up for extension since Trump became President, this Administration has ended six, terminating TPS for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: In WaPo Op-Ed, Former Ambassadors Criticize Trump’s Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras

Former Ambassadors from Honduras and Panama Speak Out Against the Administration’s Termination of Honduran TPS Program Last Friday, the Trump Administration unjustly ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. In an op-ed with the Washington Post, former Honduran Ambassador, James Nealon, and former Panama Ambassador, John Feeley, denounce the Administration’s decision and spell out why over 57,000 Honduran TPS … Continue reading »

TPS Decisions Under the Trump Administration

  Datessss s  Country Population* Extension or Terminated Extension Ends/ Termination Begins Original Designation Date Number of Extensions 5-24-17 Haiti 58,557 6-month extension 1-22-18 1-12-10 4 9-21-17 South Sudan 77 18-month extension 5-2-19 11-3-11 3 10-11-17 Sudan 1,048 12-month termination 11-2-18 11-4-97 12 12-15-17 Nicaragua 5,305 12-month termination 1-5-19 1-5-99 13 12-15-17 Honduras 86,031 6-month extension … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo Exposes How Trump Admin Ignored Senior Diplomats To Push Anti-Immigrant Policies

Trump reportedly ignored embassy cables with advice from senior U.S. diplomats regarding the deportation of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Last night, the Washington Post released a breaking article by Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim, and Joshua Partlow that exposes the Trump Administration ignoring senior U.S. Diplomats’ advice to not deport over 300,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Decision to End TPS for Hondurans Sparks Outrage Across Country

Trump Administration decision late last week to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 57,000 legal Honduran immigrants is sparking backlash across the country. Akilah Johnson from The Boston Globe and the Catholic News Service write about the shock fueled by the Administration’s nonsensical termination of the program. Read the entire The Boston Globe and Catholic News Service articles. Johnson writes: Patricia Montes, executive director … Continue reading »

WaPo: “U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.”

This evening, Washington Post’s Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim and Joshua Partlow report that, despite warnings from experts contained in U.S. embassy cables, the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 300,000 immigrants. These decisions are aimed at expelling legal immigrants with deep family, business, work and community ties in America. The main factor that is supposed … Continue reading »

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