Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said last week at a UCLA Center for Immigration Law Policy conference that the agency is reviewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, Cameroonians and Mauritanians.  The development comes after over 500 advocates, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Black Lives Matter co-founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, author… Continue »

De la declaración del presidente Joe Biden sobre inmigración en su primer discurso ante el Congreso resalta cuando dijo que “pongamos fin a nuestra exhausta guerra sobre inmigración”. Y agregó: “Discutamos, debatamos al respecto, pero actuemos”. Y esa es la palabra clave: actuar. Porque hemos visto pasar discurso tras discurso, con bellas y emblemáticas palabras… Continue »

The following is a reaction statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. America is at its best when it is strong and confident. Joe Biden embraced the idea of America as a beacon of hope, freedom and opportunity. He recognizes the contributions of immigrants throughout our history, and throughout the pandemic. He understands… Continue »

Yesterday, 69 U.S. Representatives signed on to a letter sent to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressing “serious and urgent concerns” about the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Haiti and urging the redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country. Hundreds of advocates continued to escalate their pressure with a separate letter organized by the… Continue »

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Chaos, Kidnappings, and Violence Plague Haiti, and the Biden Administration has yet to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status or halt deportations Despite increasing instability and violence in Haiti, the Biden Administration has failed to live up to the commitment made on the campaign trail to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders in the U.S. and… Continue »

“It’s time for President Biden to deliver on promises he made on the campaign trail to protect immigrant communities” Washington, DC — As days, weeks, and months go by with no movement from the Biden Administration on whether or not it will keep it’s promise to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, conditions in Haiti and… Continue »

 In an ongoing case before the Supreme Court, lawyers representing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are pushing for access to green cards that would offer work authorization and the security of permanent protection from deportation. In a surprising move, recent coverage highlights the disturbing fact that lawyers for the Biden administration chose to maintain a… Continue »

By Catalina Correa Párraga Latest Update: On March 18, 2021, the United States House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act in a bipartisan vote, bringing millions of immigrants one step closer to a path to U.S. citizenship.  The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 would provide more than 4.4 million Dreamers, individuals eligible… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

In a new piece for the New York Times, Natalie Kitroeff details the devastation caused by natural disasters in Honduras that compound existing economic and food insecurity crises, exacerbate the need for immediate humanitarian aid and a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation as part of a longer term broad regional stability approach to stemming migration… Continue »