Between The Appeals Process & Existing Agreements, Mass Deportations Cannot Happen Before Inauguration Day 2021 That Means Whoever Wins The Presidency On November 3rd Will Likely Decide The Fate of 300,000 Immigrants Who Have Lived Here For Decades Who Are American In Everything But Paperwork Washington DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry,… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here  Earlier today Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders who are working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey to discuss their critical role in protecting New Jersey communities during this crisis, even as the… Continue »

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its decision to extend but not redesignate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for another 18 months. Extending without redesignating South Sudan for TPS fails to take into consideration the country’s deteriorating conditions as well as the thousands of South Sudanese already in the U.S., who… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, immigration justice advocates joined South Sudanese human rights activist Manyang Reath to discuss the urgent need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend and redesignate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Experts made the argument that TPS for South Sudan must be… Continue »

South Sudan Decision Date: 9/3/2020  “Lives Are at Risk if We Delay” Extending Humanity to South Sudanese Immigrants DHS must redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan  In just a few weeks, a deadline looms that has the potential to impact the lives of South Sudanese immigrants who fled war crimes, human rights abuses,… Continue »

This past week, in the latest effort to limit the program that protects immigrant youth from deportation, the DHS unveiled yet another anti-immigrant plan in their memo on the current and future status of the DACA program .Earlier today, in response to the memo, immigration lawyers and advocates came together to discuss the DACA program,… Continue »

131,000 of 300,000+ TPS Holders Across the Country Working in Essential Industries as They Fight to Stay in the U.S. With Their Families Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are on the frontlines battling both a deadly pandemic and the Trump administration. Despite serving as essential workers directly helping other Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic,… Continue »

5,600 TPS holders in MA Working at Forefront of the COVID-19 Response A recording of the call is available here Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and members of the Massachusetts TPS Committee joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and immigration advocates to discuss the critical role TPS holders have… Continue »

July 25, 2020 marks one year since a bill that would designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela has been stalled in the Senate while the president continues to pledge support for the Venezuelan people. The Department of Homeland Security also has authority to designate TPS but has failed to act. TPS for Venezuela would… Continue »

 As the Coronavirus continues to take its toll on our country and the state of Maryland, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) workers continue to put their lives on the line to combat the pandemic. Over 6,600 essential workers in Maryland have TPS— they are healthcare workers, janitors, small business owners, delivery and rideshare drivers, and more.… Continue »