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ICYMI: A Family Braces for Dad’s Deportation

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 reading »

80+ Members of Congress and 115+ Organizations Call on DHS Watchdog to Investigate Trump’s TPS Decisions

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 reading »

Groups Hold Congressional Briefing to Urge Permanent Protections for Dreamers and TPS Holders

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 reading »

70 Legal Experts: Trump Administration Violated Law by Extending Work Permits Incorrectly for 30,000 TPS Holders with Delayed Applications

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 reading »

300+ Groups Call on New Democratic House to Prioritize TPS & Dream Legislation Within 100 Days of New Congress

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 reading »

Pressure Mounts for Action from TPS Holders & Families As Congress Returns For Lame Duck

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 reading »

New Mandate for Congress Means a Permanent Solution for TPS Families

TPS families living across the US arrive to Washington to send message to incoming Congress Days after the 2018 midterm elections, hundreds of immigrant TPS holders from various countries rallied outside of the White House, as the “TPS Journey for Justice” arrived to Washington, DC.  After a 12-week freedom ride, crisscrossing the country to meet … Continue reading »

As Court Order Stalls TPS Termination for Sudan, TPS Holders & Legal Experts Urge Congressional Action

A recording of the call is here. Today marks DHS’ scheduled date for the termination of TPS for Sudan which has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. In light of this, and ongoing developments in the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen that have temporarily extended TPS protections for Sudan, Nicaragua, El Salvador & Haiti, Sudanese … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar on Scheduled Sudan TPS Termination Date Postponed by Temporary Injunction

Calls on Congress to Act Immediately Today, November 2, 2018, is DHS’ scheduled termination date for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan. If it weren’t for ongoing litigation in Ramos v. Nielsen, a lawsuit suing the Trump administration for terminating TPS on unconstitutional grounds, starting today more than 1,000 Sudanese TPS holders would no longer … Continue reading »

Elise Foley at HuffPost: Trump Wants To Deport The Entire Family Of An 11-Year-Old American

Virginia Family is Forced to Deal with Unspeakable Hardship After Terminations of Temporary Protected Status and DACA In a deep dive piece for HuffPost, Elise Foley describes the deeply tragic consequences of the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for hundreds of thousands of families like … Continue reading »