Tasnim News Agency: “Central Americans Are Fleeing Violence in Higher Numbers: UNHCR” A new assessment from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) calls into question Donald Trump’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 300,000 legal immigrants living in the United States, including from Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. As part of… Continue »

Emails Detail Administration’s Mission to Deport All Immigrants According to reporter Jorge Rivas at Splinter, Trump officials actively looked for reasons to deport Haitians before terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. The discovery comes after reports exposed how the Trump Administration ignored the warnings of diplomats when they terminated TPS for six countries and over 300,000 people. You can read… Continue »

In an op-ed distributed by the Tribune News Service, Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU, laments on the severe consequences that follow Trump’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people working legally in the U.S. 32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the nation. The op-ed is available here. An excerpt of Figueroa’s op-ed is below:… Continue »

Los Angeles Times: “On eve of Mother’s Day, immigrant activists make a plea to keep families together” Yemen TPS Decision Deadline: July 5, 2018 Somalia TPS Decision Deadline: July 19, 2018 This weekend, as families gathered nationwide to celebrate Mother’s Day, immigrants and activists rallied to keep families together, protesting the Trump administration’s cruel decision to terminate Temporary… Continue »

WaPo: U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.  Reuters: Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship A recording of the press call is available here. Following Chief of Staff John Kelly and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s comments surrounding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as Donald Trump’s decision to ignore embassy cables that advised… Continue »

Last week, the Trump Administration ended another TPS program – for Hondurans – despite reports from in-country diplomats, obtained by the Washington Post, that warned against doing so. This termination comes after 13 reviews and extensions across four other Republican and Democratic Administrations. Of the eight programs up for extension since Trump became President, this Administration has ended six, terminating TPS for… Continue »

Former Ambassadors from Honduras and Panama Speak Out Against the Administration’s Termination of Honduran TPS Program Last Friday, the Trump Administration unjustly ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. In an op-ed with the Washington Post, former Honduran Ambassador, James Nealon, and former Panama Ambassador, John Feeley, denounce the Administration’s decision and spell out why over 57,000 Honduran TPS… Continue »

published on May 9, 2018; updated July 27, 2018 Datessss s Country Population* Extension or Terminated Extension Ends/ Termination Begins Original Designation Date Number of Extensions 5-24-17 Haiti 58,557 6-month extension 1-22-18 1-12-10 4 9-21-17 South Sudan 77 18-month extension 5-2-19 11-3-11 3 10-11-17 Sudan 1,048 12-month termination 11-2-18 11-4-97 12 12-15-17 Nicaragua 5,305 12-month… Continue »

Trump reportedly ignored embassy cables with advice from senior U.S. diplomats regarding the deportation of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Last night, the Washington Post released a breaking article by Nick Miroff, Seung Min Kim, and Joshua Partlow that exposes the Trump Administration ignoring senior U.S. Diplomats’ advice to not deport over 300,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.… Continue »

Trump Administration decision late last week to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 57,000 legal Honduran immigrants is sparking backlash across the country. Akilah Johnson from The Boston Globe and the Catholic News Service write about the shock fueled by the Administration’s nonsensical termination of the program. Read the entire The Boston Globe and Catholic News Service articles. Johnson writes: Patricia Montes, executive director… Continue »