‘Unless their status is extended this week, they must leave by Jan. 22.’ DHS Must Decide Whether To Deport 50,000 Haitian Immigrants By Thanksgiving Day The New York Times published an editorial today calling on the Trump Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: The Temporary… Continue »

DHS Must Decide Whether To Deport 50,000 Haitian Immigrants By Thanksgiving Day Miami, FL – In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida urges the administration to extend Haiti’s TPS designation for 18 more months, citing country conditions which have rendered Haiti presently unable to absorb a large number of returnees. The full piece can… Continue »

DHS Must Decide Whether To Deport 50,000 Haitian Immigrants By Thanksgiving Day Silver Spring, MD – A trio of recent reports on Haiti’s recovery from natural and man-made disasters points to the urgency of extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 50,000 hardworking, taxpaying fully vetted Haitian immigrants living in the United States. Department of Homeland Security… Continue »

More than One Million Immigrants – DACA and TPS Recipients – At Risk of Losing their Status and Being Deported  A recording of today’s event is available here Miami, FL – Today, undocumented youth, immigrant mothers and TPS recipients joined Florida voters and leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS recipients is… Continue »

Haiti’s Decision Deadline On Thanksgiving Day Boston, MA  – Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday sent a letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke asking her to let citizens of Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras remain in the United States. Governor Baker wrote: It is not consistent with the traditions and values of the United States to order the return… Continue »

Questions Raised After WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Attempted to Strong Arm Acting DHS Secretary Duke in the DHS Decision on Honduran TPS Tomorrow, members of the Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs are scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen, the Trump Administration’s nominee to lead the Department of… Continue »

Call comes after Chief of Staff John Kelly exposed for attempts to strong arm Acting DHS Secretary and politicize decision whether to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) raises doubts about independence of Kelly’s protege and DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen In the wake of news that White House chief of staff pressured Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to revoke Temporary… Continue »

White House CoS Pressured Acting Secretary Duke to Terminate TPS for Hondurans; Acting Secretary Duke “angered by what she felt was a politically driven intrusion” Raises serious questions about the independence of Kelly’s deputy and protege, Kirstjen Nielsen, nominee for DHS Secretary Today, policy experts and advocates gathered on a call to discussbreaking news that White House Chief of… Continue »

Acting Secretary “angered by what she felt was a politically driven intrusion” “They put massive pressure on her,” said another former administration official with knowledge of the call.  Raises Serious Concerns About DHS Secretary Nominee Nielsen who has “unwavering loyalty” to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly The Washington Post published a piece flagging the behind-the-scenes… Continue »

Joint Letter Cites Deep Ties and Economic Contributions, Especially to the Construction Industry  This Week DHS Revoked Status For Nicaraguans, Punts on 57,000 Hondurans  11/23/17 Decision Deadline For 50,000 Haitians in 15 Days Yesterday, business leaders from National Association of Homebuilders, Associated General Contractors, Leading Builders of America, and Associated Builders and Contractors sent a letter to Congressional… Continue »