“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 »

DHS Decision Expected Monday in just 3 days In a piece for La Opinion, Maria Pena covers the letter penned by evangelical leaders, which urged the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here and America’s Voice Education Fund’s full English translation… Continue »

DHS Decision for El Salvador Affecting 200,000 People Expected in 3 Days Washington Post: 200,000 Salvadorans could lose U.S. residency and face expulsion Oscar Chacón, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a U.S. nonprofit that advocates for immigrants, said Salvadorans with temporary status ‘should be acknowledged for what they have become’ — effectively permanent residents of the… Continue »

DHS Decision Deadline For 200k Salvadoran TPS Holders 3 Days Please find HERE the ad, entitled: “Protect America by Working With the People of El Salvador. This morning, the Washington Times ran a print ad, sponsored by the American Immigration Council, which argues from a regional security perspective in support of extending TPS for the 200,000 Salvadorans in the United… Continue »

DHS decision expected by Monday A recording of this afternoon’s call is available here. On a press call this afternoon, clergy, impacted immigrants, faith, and labor leaders urged the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who would be impacted by the revocation of the program. A decision for… Continue »