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USA Today: Trump Team Uses New Rationale to Terminate TPS for 300,000 Immigrants from Countries Still in Turmoil

In a continuation of articles for USA Today, Alan Gomez highlights the new rationale being used by the Trump administration to terminate TPS for over 300,000 TPS holders. Gomez also clearly explains the dangerous and deteriorating conditions in the six countries that TPS holders will be forced to return to once their respective programs expire. … Continue reading »

Alan Gomez for USA Today: “Thousands of legal immigrants face daunting decision after their ‘Temporary Protected Status’ ends”

In-Depth 3-Part Series Exposes Uncertainty Facing TPS Holders, the Litigation to Stop Terminations, and Countries at Risk In an artfully written new series of articles for USA Today, Alan Gomez highlights the heart-wrenching decisions Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are facing after the administration’s termination of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, and … Continue reading »

Protecting Temporary Protected Status Holders From Imminent Deportation Playing Role in Key Midterm Races

As the midterms loom, the looming deportations following the Trump Administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders is increasingly playing a role in campaigns as elected representatives feel the pressure to secure a permanent legislative solution for the hundreds of thousands of TPS holders that could be forcibly deported and separated from their families, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: USA Today, “With Kavanaugh, Supreme Court to decide pending cases affecting more than 1 million immigrants”

Kavanaugh’s Elevation Could Impact the Ultimate Fate of Ramos v. Nielsen Following the Injunction Last Week on the Trump Administration’s Termination of TPS In an article for USA Today, Alan Gomez brings up the future of immigration policy in light of Brett Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation to the Supreme Court. Gomez highlights that the Supreme Court … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Brief Injunction for TPS Holders Provides Temporary Relief From Imminent Deportation, Highlights How Congress Must Act Now

Last week, Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for legal immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan. While the decision was cheered by TPS holders and advocates nationwide, it is a temporary relief for a much bigger crisis. The injunction will only remain in … Continue reading »

TPS Holder: “I Feel Like an American Person”

TPS Holders Celebrate Temporary Relief, Their Futures Remain in Limbo In a powerful piece, Jennifer Medina of the New York Times gives Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and their families the opportunity to give voice their hopes, fears and experiences as the Trump administration seeks to deport them and a federal Judge imposes a preliminary … Continue reading »

Attorneys, TPS Holders Respond to Preliminary Injunction Blocking Trump’s Termination of TPS for Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders

Here is recording of the call. Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, immigration  lawyers, and advocates gathered to discuss Judge Edward Chen’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s termination of TPS for Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. The injunction will give temporary relief until the lawsuit challenging the administration’s decision … Continue reading »

Citing Irreparable Harm, Evidence of Racial Animus, Economic Harm, and Pressure From the White House, Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration from Ending TPS

Yesterday, a federal court issued a forceful decision to temporarily block the Trump Administration from ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua while the court considers the merits of the case. The judge cited “irreparable harm and great hardship” to beneficiaries and their children if TPS is terminated. In addition, … Continue reading »

TPS Ruling A Huge Win for Settled Immigrants. Now Congress Needs to Step Up and Deliver a Permanent Solution

Some 240,000 immigrants, along with millions of loved ones in their extended families, broke into cheers and tears last night when they learned a federal judge issued a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for hundreds of thousands of Haitians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, and Sudanese.   Among the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Washington Post Magazine, “American Girl: A Story of Immigration, Fear and Fortitude”

Families Forced to Come to Terms with Separation as TPS Expiration Deadlines Loom In an article for Washington Post Magazine, Jennifer Miller tells the story of a young 14-year old girl, Emily, who is forced to grapple with separation from her parents after the Trump administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. Emily … Continue reading »

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