In a new piece for the Texas Tribune, Julián Aguilar highlights the stories of Gerson Bonilla and Gloria Soto, two Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients currently living under threat of deportation. Like the more than 300,00 TPS recipients currently residing in the U.S., Gerson and Gloria are concerned about their lives and the lives of… Continue »

Amidst ongoing focus on his level of support with Latino voters, Joe Biden traveled to Florida yesterday for events in Tampa and Kissimmee, released a plan on how he would support Puerto Rico, and conducted an interview with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart in which he reiterated his top immigration priorities.  Alongside a series of other immigration… Continue »

Yesterday, a federal appeals court handed down a ruling that threatens to effectively gut the TPS program and strip away legal protections from more than 300,000 TPS holders currently living in the United States. TPS holders from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan are now subject to deportation starting as early as next year and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ gave its decision on an injunction in the lawsuit Ramos/Bhattarai v. Nielsen, siding with the Trump administration in their unlawful three year anti-immigrant crusade to strip hundreds of thousands of people  — including more than 130,000 essential workers and… Continue »

Between The Appeals Process & Existing Agreements, Mass Deportations Cannot Happen Before Inauguration Day 2021 That Means Whoever Wins The Presidency On November 3rd Will Likely Decide The Fate of 300,000 Immigrants Who Have Lived Here For Decades Who Are American In Everything But Paperwork Washington DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders who are working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey to discuss their critical role in protecting New Jersey communities during this crisis, even as the… Continue »

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its decision to extend but not redesignate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for another 18 months. Extending without redesignating South Sudan for TPS fails to take into consideration the country’s deteriorating conditions as well as the thousands of South Sudanese already in the U.S., who… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, immigration justice advocates joined South Sudanese human rights activist Manyang Reath to discuss the urgent need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend and redesignate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Experts made the argument that TPS for South Sudan must be… Continue »

South Sudan Decision Date: 9/3/2020  “Lives Are at Risk if We Delay” Extending Humanity to South Sudanese Immigrants DHS must redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan  In just a few weeks, a deadline looms that has the potential to impact the lives of South Sudanese immigrants who fled war crimes, human rights abuses,… Continue »

This past week, in the latest effort to limit the program that protects immigrant youth from deportation, the DHS unveiled yet another anti-immigrant plan in their memo on the current and future status of the DACA program .Earlier today, in response to the memo, immigration lawyers and advocates came together to discuss the DACA program,… Continue »