January 31 decision deadline for Syrians: 15 DAYS Cleveland, OH – The backlash to the racist rhetoric Trump used when discussing TPS holders’ native countries last week has been ferocious.  Meanwhile, yet another TPS decision looms for this Administration, and all eyes are on them to see if the will finally make the right call, or make more plans to send more… Continue »

Palm Beach, FL  – On Monday, about five hundred Haitian-American protesters and allies protested outside of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the President was staying for the holiday weekend. The protesters demanded an apology from Trump, who last week referred to black-majority countries  – including Haiti by name  – as “shithole countries.”  Fittingly, the protest took… Continue »

President Trump’s disgusting remarks yesterday and recently denigrating Haiti, Haitians, and black immigrants have been universally publicized and appropriately broadly condemned.  They unfortunately fit into a pattern making clear that his anti-immigrant policies are motivated by racism and bias, not respect for the rule of law. The President’s words and November 20 termination of Haiti’s TPS designation… Continue »

The 300,000 Honduran, Nicaraguan, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS holders are hardworking individuals here in the United States legally who pay taxes and contribute to our communities and economy — many of whom are construction supervisors and home health care professionals who aren’t easily replaced. Currently, many in the construction industry are helping the recovery efforts in… Continue »

“T.P.S. is the program that has allowed my parents to live and work in this country with legal authorization for decades.”  In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rodman Serrano, a college student and the son of two TPS-holding parents, describes how termination of the program will tear his family apart. Serrano is also a member of… Continue »

Yesterday, the Trump Administration and Department of Homeland Security announced the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans currently living in the United States under protection from the program. Salvadoran TPS holders are hardworking individuals who pay taxes and contribute to our communities and economy, as the below media reports highlight: Associated… Continue »

Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at the time a catastrophic event –… Continue »

Statements Released in Response to DHS Decision This Morning A number of immigration advocates and groups have condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200k Salvadorans. A compilation of statements is available below: UnidosUS: Upending the Lives of TPS Holders from El Salvador is Not the Path Forward: These individuals… Continue »

Temporary Protected Status For 200k Salvadorans  A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call this afternoon, experts and advocates, including representatives of the business community, the Salvadoran community and TPS holders, condemned the Trump Administration’s unprincipled decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans and called on Congress to step… Continue »

See Spanish version here The news that the Trump Administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. is just the latest in a long litany of Trump Administration policies that seek to evict settled immigrants from America and restrict the admission of newcomers into our country. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry,… Continue »