Today, it’s being reported that the Biden Administration is about to announce that it will designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This long-awaited designation will provide protection from deportation and permission to work for Venezuelans already in the U.S. whose deportation would further destabilize a country facing dangerous... Continue »
131,000 TPS Holders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 In a week that saw the reintroduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, it bears remembering that so many Temporary Protected... Continue »
La presentación de la “Ley de Sueño y Promesa Estadounidense” y la “Ley de Modernización de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola” toma impulso A continuación compartimos un comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en respuesta a la presentación de dos piezas cruciales de legislación migratoria: el American... Continue »
Introduction of “Dream and Promise Act” and “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” Builds Momentum   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the introduction of two critical pieces of immigration legislation, the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce... Continue »
The Biden Administration Should Urgently Designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua Reuters reports that the United Nations World Food Programme released a new study citing that millions across Central America are facing “emergency level food insecurity” as a result of the economic crisis... Continue »
Today the Center for American Progress released a new report that finds no strong evidence Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations increase irregular migration to the U.S. Last year, Hurricanes Eta and Iota swept through Central America, devastating the region including Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. Advocates and experts have... Continue »
Granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras can provide stability to region and safety to those who have fled disasters  In a letter sent yesterday to the Biden Administration, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services are calling for TPS to... Continue »
The Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act allows Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients to apply for legal permanent residency.  Yesterday, Senators Chris van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) joined TPS holders and advocates on a press call to announce the reintroduction of the... Continue »
“… Congress must immediately pass the SECURE Act so that we can finally recognize in law what is already a reality …” Earlier today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) announced the reintroduction of the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE)... Continue »
TPS extended for 6,700 eligible Syrians through September 2022; an additional 1,800 people eligible to file initial applications In a new story for Reuters, Ted Hesson outlines the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s Friday announcement extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. In a move... Continue »