“We will not go away silent” A recording of today’s press call is available here. On a press call today, a panel of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, local Virginia leaders, and organizers discussed the ongoing terror integral members of Virginian communities are experiencing as the Trump administration races to… Continue »

“We need legislation that continues to protect this community so we all thrive.” In a series of interviews and profiles by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that highlights the courageous leaders of some of our nation’s most important issues, José Palma, National TPS Alliance spokesperson and coordinator, discusses his story as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS)… Continue »

“TPS holders and their families are not bargaining chips. They deserve a permanent solution, one that only Congress can give.” Below is statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice, on the agreement between the U.S. and El Salvadoran governments regarding the announcement of a one-year reprieve for Salvadorans with TPS. Although there… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »