TPS extended for 6,700 eligible Syrians through September 2022; an additional 1,800 people eligible to file initial applications In a new story for Reuters, Ted Hesson outlines the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s Friday announcement extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. In a move that reflects a reversal in policy… Continue »

“[T]he extension and redesignation of TPS is very significant in signaling that the Biden-Harris Administration is serious about turning the page on Trump’s cruelty and hostility towards immigrants.”  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This long-awaited extension and redesignation will provide protection from… Continue »

Late last year, Hurricanes Eta and Iota ripped through Central America. The hurricanes devastated the region, prompting Guatemalan and Honduran governments to request Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the U.S. government. TPS would protect nationals from those countries already living in the U.S. from deportation back to those countries, which are unable to receive and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today advocates, experts, and impacted persons gathered on a press call to discuss the urgent need for the Biden Administration to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Central American countries devastated by hurricanes Eta and Iota. Back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota ripped through Central American last… Continue »

Back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Central American late last year. Both the Guatemalan and Honduran governments have appealed to the U.S. for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations to help their countries recover and stabilize in the aftermath. Below, key reporting details the situation on the ground and highlights the urgent need for TPS designations… Continue »

Douglas Rivlin: “Temporary Protected Status was created for this very scenario” In an exclusive for Reuters, Ted Hesson writes that the incoming Biden administration is “considering a plan” to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) protections for those from Honduras and Guatemala who have been impacted by the devastating hurricanes in November.  TPS would grant temporary… Continue »

“TPS was created by Congress 30 years ago to address precisely this type of situation.” A new report from the Center for American Progress calls for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to be extended to Central American countries recently devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. The report explains that extending TPS to nationals from these countries… Continue »

Hurricanes Cost Upwards of $10 billion in Damages The aftermath of hurricanes Eta and Iota continue to cause mounting devastation in Central America, specifically in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Reuters reports that the natural disasters have cost more than $10 billion in damages. Separately, Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe report, highlighted by the Insurance Journal, says… Continue »

NPR: Even Disaster Veterans Are Stunned By What’s Happening In Honduras  In a new piece for NPR, Jason Beaubien details the devastation wrought in recent weeks by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.  In Guatemala and Honduras, the back-to-back storms have displaced hundreds of thousands and the toll on agriculture, schools, and infrastructure has prompted those governments… Continue »

The news that TPS relief will be extended for nine months for U.S. residents from Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan – on the heels of DACA being reinstated – is a tremendous success story and one that few would have thought possible at the start of the Trump administration. The following is… Continue »