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ICYMI: “’We are not criminals’: Fight by Liberians to stay in the U.S. goes to federal court”

Wind-Down Date for Liberian DED Holders: March 30, 2020 On Wednesday, Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders and allies rallied in Worcester, MA to support plaintiffs in the African Communities Together v. Trump lawsuit, brought by The UndocuBlack Network and African Communities Together. Steph Solis highlights the event that was held in support of Liberian … Continue reading »

Administration’s Bigoted Policies Force Venezuelans Fleeing Fascist Regime to Wait in Limbo as Conditions Worsen

Days Since the House Passed Venezuela TPS Act of 2019: 78 As the Senate drags its feet to give relief to an estimated 200,000 Venezuelans currently living in the U.S. through Temporary Protected Status (TPS), conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate. Abraham Mahshie for the Palm Beach Post details calls for the U.S Senate to … Continue reading »

MORE THAN 100 HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLICY ORGANIZATIONS URGE DHS TO PROTECT BAHAMIAN NATIONALS

TPS Would Provide Work Permits, Protection from Deportation for 14,000 Bahamians More than 100 international, national, state, and local organizations sent a urged Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Director Kevin McAleenan grant Bahamian nationals Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to Hurricane Dorian’s massive destruction and displacement of Bahamian nationals. Click here for a media … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Without TPS, Bahamians in the U.S. wonder what’s next after Dorian”

With no action from the Trump administration, Alanna Quillen with WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL, reports “lives have been put on hold” after Trump denied the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamians in the U.S. who may face deportation back to the hurricane ravaged nation. Stanton Forbes, a Bahamian now calling South Florida his … Continue reading »

“The goal of the Trump administration’s agreement with El Salvador is to continue Trump’s politically motivated ‘keep ’em out’ strategy…” – America’s Voice on U.S./El Salvador Asylum Agreement

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, in response to the news that the Trump administration signed an agreement with the government of El Salvador to explore asylum changes that could keep asylum seekers from other countries in El Salvador and which may lead to a future “safe … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Nepali TPS Holder Discusses Her Life in America While Fighting to Maintain Her Immigration Status

In a striking article for The Nation, John Washington sat down with Brenda, a Nepali with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and member of Adhikaar, a social justice organization. The article delves into Brenda’s life here in the United States and her experiences as an activist and leader in her community. Through their conversation, Washington highlights … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Congressional Black Caucus Chair Slams Trump Administration for Refusing to Grant Temporary Protected Status to the Bahamas

CBC Chair Karen Bass: “this is a matter of life or death and this President is failing to lead.” In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, tens of thousands have been displaced or left homeless after the catastrophic storm hit the Bahamas. Despite this, the Trump administration has refused to designate the Bahamas for Temporary Protected … Continue reading »

ICYMI: U.S. Reps to Donald Trump: Appoint National Security Adviser Who Will Grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans

U.S. Representatives Debbie Murcarsel-Powell, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Donna Shalala sent a letter urging President Trump to choose a new National Security Advisor that will take the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis seriously by expanding access to Temporary Protected Status (TPS), reports Melissa S. Razdrih from Florida Politics. In July, the Trump administration decided not to designate … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Facing Work Disruptions, TPS Holders’ Futures Remain in Flux as Consequences of Trump’s Mass Deportation Policies Take Hold

NYT: Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump; AP: Advocates Say Salvadorans Encountering U.S. Work Permit Issues The New York Times is bringing into focus the real and traumatizing consequences of President Trump’s immigration policies. As reporters explain, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, like the hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the Washington D.C. … Continue reading »

 Trump Administration Denies Bahamian TPS as U.S. is Confronted with Ongoing Death and Destruction

The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice in response to the Trump administration’s denial of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamians in the devastating wake of Hurricane Dorian: As Bahamians deal with the aftermath of Dorian’s terror and destruction, President Trump has once again chosen to magnify their … Continue reading »