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Reporter Memo: Legislative Action for TPS Recipients

Introduction As a direct result of the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for three countries in the past three months (Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan) the need for a legislative, and permanent solution has intensified. Over 300,000 TPS recipients living in the United States are living in jeopardy, some of whom have already … Continue reading »

Pressure Mounts Across Country To Save Hundreds of Thousands of Tax Paying, Hardworking Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

DHS Decision Deadline for El Salvador 01/08/2018: 27 days MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – TODAY, the Montgomery County Council votes on a resolution to urge Congress to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The resolution says the state of Maryland would lose more than $1 billion per year should Temporary Protected Status end for El Salvador. From Local DVM: Tuesday, the … Continue reading »

Calls on Congress to Resolve Both DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Before End of Year Intensify

Rallies from Boston to Nevada Demonstrate Nationwide Support for TPS  01/08/18 DHS Decision Deadline for Salvadorans with TPS: 28 DAYS Advocates across the nation want Congress to take action to solve the crisis of 800,000 Dreamers losing their DACA status and to solve the crisis of over 300,000 TPS holders  who have or will lose Temporary Protected Status … Continue reading »

Miami Advocates Call on Senator Rubio to Lead Legislative Fight for 50K Haitians Facing Deportation After End of TPS

01/08/18 DHS Decision Deadline for Salvadorans with TPS: 31 DAYS  A recording of today’s call is available here. MIAMI, FL — On a press call this morning, Miami advocates, Haitian activists and policy experts called for legislation that provides a permanent solution for over 50,000 Haitians nationals who lost Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as others, and urged … Continue reading »

NPR: Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

“Last month, the Trump administration lifted protections for about 53,000 workers from Haiti and Nicaragua. It will decide the fate of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans early next year.” “An estimated 50,000 of them work in the construction industry, concentrated in areas like Texas, Florida and California that are recovering from hurricanes and wildfires and where labor shortages in construction are especially … Continue reading »

Refugee Resettlement Experts, Faith Leader, and Impacted Father Decry Trump Administration Placing 7,000 Central American Children in Danger

Urge Administration to Keep Promise to Children Fleeing Violence and Process Pending Applications A recording of today’s call is available here. Today, immigrants’ rights leaders, refugee resettlement advocates, regional experts, and individuals impacted by the Central American Minors (CAM) program expressed their grave concern and opposition to the termination of the life-saving CAM program. The CAM … Continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates, Salvadoran TPS Holder & Policy Experts Unpack What A Negative Decision on Protected Status Could Mean for 200K Salvadorans Protected Under Program

01/08/18 DHS Decision Deadline for Salvadorans with TPS: 35 DAYS A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call this afternoon, immigrant advocates, policy experts, and a Salvadoran TPS holder and member of UNITE HERE Local 11 laid out the importance of preserving protected status (TPS) for the 200,000 Salvadorans currently protected under the program. … Continue reading »

NBC: No Longer Protected: Immigrants Pushed to Return to Disaster-Stricken Countries

‘Activists and politicians are blasting the decisions as part of a broader anti-immigrant ideology within the Trump administration’ In a comprehensive piece, Katie Warren for NBC lays out how activists and politicians interpret country-specific decisions on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as feeding a larger beast: broad anti-immigrant ideology within the Trump Administration. For example, Royce Murray, policy … Continue reading »

Tampa Bay Times to Florida Delegation: Congress must help Haitians being forced out of U.S. by Trump

“There is no justification for forcing thousands of Haitians to abandon their lives in Florida and return to a broken nation that is clearly unable to accommodate them. The Trump administration has given Congress time to fix this, and Florida’s delegation should pay a leading role in ensuring that happens.” Tampa, FL – A Tampa Bay Times editorial condemns Trump’s decision … Continue reading »

Haitian Community Activists, Miami Advocates and TPS Holders Condemn Trump Administration Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for Over 50,000 Haitians

Speakers discussed Florida-specific impacts and consequences of the revocation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in Florida A Facebook Live of the press conference is available on the Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami fan page MIAMI, FL – In a press conference this afternoon, Haitian community activists, Miami advocates, and a TPS holder condemned the Trump Administration’s decision … Continue reading »

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