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Administration’s Decision to Extend But Not Redesignate TPS for Yemen Fails to Protect Thousands

On January 3rd, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for another 18 months for nearly 1,500 TPS holders. While the extension is a welcome reprieve for Yemeni TPS holders already here in the U.S., the status only extends to current Yemeni TPS holders who arrived before … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Praises Long-Awaited Passage of Measure Protecting Liberian DED Holders

Congress Must Also Work to Pass Permanent Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders in Limbo The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the passage of a long awaited measure within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes an amendment offering a path to citizenship for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Organizations Nationwide Send Letter to SFRC Chairman Risch Calling For Hearings On Explosive TPS Report

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that in the wake of the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), organizations from around the country have signed a letter urging Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to hold investigative hearings on the allegations surrounding the Trump administration’s unethical and possibly illegal actions … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Senator Jacky Rosen “Calls For Investigation Into Why Trump Administration Terminated Temporary Protected Status”

Last week, Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez at the Nevada Independent reported Senator Jacky Rosen (NV-D) has called for an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to terminate Temporary Protection Status (TPS) designations, which allows more than 300,000 people to build homes, lives, and businesses here in the U.S. In a letter she wrote … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Immigration Leaders Oscar Chacón & Sulma Arias Pen Op-Ed Urging Permanent Protections for TPS Holders

“For the more than 300,000 immigrants in the United States with Temporary Protected Status, every day brings them one step closer to deportation.” A new op-ed for The Progressive penned by Oscar Chacón, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, and Sulma Arias, immigration field director of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement Campaign at Community … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Applauds ACLU SoCal Court Filing Highlighting Bombshell Report On Trump Administration Illegally Terminating TPS

“‘Trump administration favored a predetermined political decision’ to end TPS” Yesterday, litigators from the ACLU SoCal filed a letter to draw attention to new developments regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in relation to the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen. The letter draws the court’s attention to the recent explosive Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by … Continue reading »

Senate Foreign Relations Report Shows Trump Administration Injected “2020 election” Considerations into TPS Decisions

Is it a Hatch Act Violation?   Yesterday, Senator Menendez, as the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released a minority committee staff report outlining a highly irregular, improper, and illegal process used by the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for almost 400,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New Report Exposes Trump Administration Illegally Using TPS Terminations To Boost Re-election, Endangering National Security

Yesterday, Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spearheaded by Sen. Bob Menendez, released a report spotlighting that the Trump administration’s decision to accelerate the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may have illegally put America’s national security and the lives of hundreds of thousands of US citizen children at risk to benefit his 2020 … Continue reading »

Bombshell Senate Report Exposes Political Motives for Ending TPS

Today, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrats released a report on how the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. The report clearly indicates that political considerations for the Trump 2020 reelection campaign outweighed strenuous warnings from experts at the State Department. … Continue reading »