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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

TPS Holders & Their Families Stare Down Possible Family Separation as Result of Termination of TPS In an article for WNYC, Matt Katz exposes the horrific consequences of the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of TPS holders and families across the nation. If Congress does not act to… Continue »

Delays, Misinformation, Failures to Re-designate Among Issues Today, over 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Acting Inspector General, John V. Kelly, requesting an immediate investigation into the various regulatory irregularities and potentially unlawful decisions stemming from DHS’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status… Continue »

Yesterday, immigration experts and advocates held a briefing to urge the incoming 116th Congress to prioritize permanent legislative action for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Time is running out for these communities, including thousands of families who are facing an uncertain future regarding their immigration status, and many… Continue »

USCIS Adopted an Untested, Legally Problematic, Less Effective Process to Extend Work Permits Today, 70 law professors and scholars delivered a letter to Secretary of U.S Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) L. Francis Cissna outlining the legal issues with the administration’s decision to extend work permits for… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. On a press call earlier today, Rep-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) and immigration advocates announced a letter signed by 300+ organizations urging the upcoming Democratically-controlled House of Representatives to pass and send to the Senate stand alone, clean legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers… Continue »

Congress Must Find a Way to Permanent Residency for TPS Holders As Congress returns for the lame duck session, time is of the essence. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, their families, and advocates across the nation are demanding a permanent legislative fix for TPS after the Trump Administration terminated the program for more than 300,000… Continue »