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America’s Voice Education Fund Welcomes Extension of DED for Liberians; Urges Congress to Keep Working to Pass Permanent Protections

The following is a statement by Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberia: At the 11th hour, Trump is attempting to offer a solution to a problem that he created.  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced … Continue reading »

Immediate Action Needed to Protect Liberian DED Holders

Congress Must Pass Dream and Promise Act Countdown to DED Expiration: 3 Days After this Sunday, March 31st, thousands of Liberians protected under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) will lose their legal immigration status. As a result, Liberians who have lived in the U.S. for decades will be put at risk of deportation and family separation. … Continue reading »

With March 31 Deadline Looming, Liberian Community and Allies Fight Against DED Termination

Highlights Display Need for Congress to Pass Dream and Promise Act to Protect Families from Deportation Countdown to DED Expiration: 4 Days A year ago, the Trump administration unlawfully terminated the Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) program for thousands of Liberians, some of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. As the March … Continue reading »

215+ National, State, and Local Organizations Urge Administration to Designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status

TPS Would Protected 72,000+ Venezuelan Nationals Today, more than 215 national, state, and local organizations in the areas of immigration, civil rights, human rights, labor, faith, and education called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to immediately designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a humanitarian protection provides … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: House Democrats tie DACA and TPS together in latest immigration push

Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald reports that yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus revealed legislation that will grant Dreamers, TPS and DED holders paths to citizenship in a combined bill. Unveiled before a Congressional hearing for the House Committee on the Judiciary, the bill be a much needed reprieve for hard-working immigrants, most of whom … Continue reading »

Faith Groups Mobilize to Support Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders in Anticipation of Dream & Promise Act

80 Faith Groups & 500 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter, Launch National Call-In Day Urging Congress to Provide Permanent Protections for TPS Holders & Dreamers Today, faith groups across the nation are standing up for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients by urging permanent protections in a letter to Congress. In … Continue reading »

Labor Movement Unites for Stable Futures and Stable Workplaces for Members with TPS and DACA and the Industries Where They Contribute

Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support for legislation that makes the protections … Continue reading »

Washington City Paper: Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status Are Fighting to Stay in the U.S.

Local D.C. TPS Holder Fights to Stay with His Family Hamil Harris for the Washington City Paper tells the story of a local D.C. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder, Donaldo Posadas Caceres, who has worked building bridges up and down the northeast coast for years after being accepted into an apprenticeship with the International Union … Continue reading »

ICYMI: TPS Holders Rally to Tell Congress: “Residency Now!”

Thousands Rally in D.C. to Keep Trump from Separating Families and Deporting Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders Tuesday February 12th, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from across the nation gathered to prove to the Trump administration they will not be intimidated by it’s racist policies, and to urge Congress to pass a permanent solution … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Today is the TPS Day of Action!

Today is the national day of action for temporary protected status (TPS) — a major mobilization where advocates are demanding justice and a permanent solution for TPS holders from 13 countries. The Trump Administration is slowly ending TPS for hundreds of thousands of longtime residents, by cancelling or failing to redesignate TPS for countries whose deadlines … Continue reading »