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WUSA 9: Prince George’s County Man Fights to Protect Temporary Protected Status From Ending

Activist, Ironworker, and Son Shares How TPS Has Changed His Life and Why He’s Fighting for a Permanent Solution William Martinez Cruz is a successful ironworker, a son, and most recently- an activist. Stephanie Ramirez at WUSA 9 reports that, as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder, he has joined the fight to protest Trump’s … Continue reading »

NowThis: Termination of TPS “Not Only Inhumane, It’s Bad Economics”

Union President James Boland Discusses Detrimental Impacts of Administration’s Termination of TPS In a new video for NowThis, James Boland, President of the International Union for Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and member of Working Families United, discusses the devastating impacts of the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald, “A trial on whether Trump has the right to end TPS for Haiti ends. Now comes the wait.”

9 Years After Haiti Earthquake, Need for Residency Remains Apparent As the nine year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti looms tomorrow, the trial defending Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has ended. Jacqueline Charles at the Miami Herald gives a thorough summary of the TPS- centered trial, Saget et al v. Trump, that ended … Continue reading »

NPR: A Mom And Her Teenage Daughter Brace For A Future Apart

TPS Holders & Their Family Faced with Separation as Result of Administration’s Termination of Immigration Status Featured in NPR’s Morning Edition, Maria Rivas, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder originally from El Salvador, and her 15 year old daughter Emily, a U.S. citizen, face the unbearable reality of family separation after the Trump administration terminated … Continue reading »

TPS Trial Continues: Blockbuster Emails Reveal Trump Admin Decision to Terminate Haiti TPS was Purely Political, Not Research Based

According to reporter Adam Geller at the Associated Press, blockbuster new emails revealed in an ongoing trial around the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, Saget et al v. Trump, show that the Trump administration “was so bent on ending TPS that it ignored the U.S. government’s own research showing that Haiti was … Continue reading »

ICYMI: First Day Of New Trial Further Exposes Trump’s Racism in Ending TPS for 59,000 Haitians

Yesterday, Haitian immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), attorneys, and community allies told a federal judge that Trump administration’s termination of Haitian TPS was founded in discrimination against people of color and immigrants. Plaintiffs argue that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disregarded clear evidence of housing and food insecurity in Haiti and ended humanitarian … Continue reading »

Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations

Federal trial begins to protect more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants and their families from losing immigration status Brooklyn, NY — Haitian immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), along with Haitian community members, elected officials, faith and labor leaders and immigration advocates spoke out about the importance and possible impact of … Continue reading »

New York Times: Immigrants From El Salvador, Hopeful and Fearful for Future

Families Prepare For Their Temporary Protected Status To Expire and Subsequent Forced Deportation If Congress Does Not Act In an article for the New York Times, Julie Scharper gives voice to the uncertainty and worry of Ruth Ayala and Tomas Guevara, Temporary Protected Status holders whose legal status was terminated by the Trump administration last … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »