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ICYMI: NBC News, “Families, lawmakers urge Trump administration to give TPS status to Venezuelans”

“I’m so afraid of going back. We will face death,” said a Venezuelan woman who is currently in the U.S. In a heartbreaking new piece, NBC’s Gwen Aviles, tells the story of Leila Calderón, spotlighting the desperate need for protections for Venezuelans living in the U.S. Lelia came to the U.S. after she became a … Continue reading »

Rep. Shalala, Potential Venezuela TPS Holder & Country Experts Discuss Urgent Need for Venezuelan TPS

A recording of today’s call is available here.   Earlier today, Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) joined a Venezuelan who would benefit from Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as country condition experts to discuss the urgent and critical need to create permanent protections for Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime. On the call, speakers highlighted the extreme … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ramos v. Nielsen Hearing Highlights Urgency To Protect TPS Holders From Deportation, Family Separation

The Court’s Possible Revocation of Injunction Could Remove Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants Yesterday Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, their children, organizers, and immigration advocates rallied across the nation and at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, CA to decry the Trump administration’s attempts to terminate TPS for over 300,000 people. TPS … Continue reading »

TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump Administration from Terminating the Legal Status of 400,000 People 

Hundreds Rally Outside Courthouse to Defend the Rights of TPS-Holders, Keep Families Together and Advocate for Permanent Protections Press Conference Livestream Available Here Photos from Rally Available at: http://bit.ly/2Kxxmoq On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. … Continue reading »

Children & TPS Holder-Plaintiffs Fight to Stay Together at Hearing While Admin’s Racism on Full Display

Immigrants and Their Families Bravely Stand up to Pres. Trump & His Anti-Immigrant Agenda At a hearing today in Pasadena for the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen, the government tried to justify its racist and unconstitutional termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will strip over 400,000 immigrants of their legal status, lead to mass deportations … Continue reading »

Trump’s Economic Embargo on Venezuela Further Highlights Need for Senate to Pass TPS Legislation 

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that he would expand existing sanctions with Venezuela into a full economic embargo, marking an escalation from the expansive measures the US has taken against the Venezuelan government since the start of the country’s political crisis earlier this year. By announcing this embargo, the US government is asserting that Venezuela … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Extends – but Refuses to Redesignate – TPS for Syria, Putting Families in Danger

Decision on Syria is Cruel & a Sign of the Moral Collapse of the Republican Party Under President Trump Today, the Department of Homeland Security made its decision to extend, but not redesignate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This is a failure to recognize the extent of the ongoing civil war in Syria and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Senate Republicans Shamefully Block TPS Protections for Venezuelans Endangered By Maduro Regime

Yesterday, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) made a unanimous consent request on the Senate floor to immediately pass the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) objected on behalf of Senate Republicans. In other words, Senate Republicans have no intention of actually helping Venezuelans whose … Continue reading »

“Inhumane and Cruel”: Senate Republicans Block Protections for Venezuelans Fleeing For Their Lives 

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) attempt at a unanimous consent request to pass the House-passed Venezuelan TPS Act of 2019. Republicans blocked the legislation today on the Senate floor. It comes … Continue reading »

Why Are Hondurans Fleeing Their Country? Read The New York Times “Pay or Die” by Sonia Nazario

The New York Times just published a heartwrenching deep-dive piece by the acclaimed Sonia Nazario. She exposes the corruption and violence that plague Honduras, which in turn, drives migration to the U.S.  In short, the gangs in Honduras are slowly but surely coming to dominate communities, sectors of the economy and even infiltrating government as … Continue reading »