11,600 TPS holders in U.S. working across health care occupations combating virus; 131,300 in essential industries In a new article for the Miami Herald, reporter Jacqueline Charles covers the experiences of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders working on the frontlines of the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic while also fighting to stay with their families here in… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, Rony Ponthieux, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Florida joined immigration experts and advocates to discuss the critical role TPS holders have in protecting Florida communities during this crisis even as the Trump administration is trying… Continue »

“It is the least we can do to ensure our country prevails over this pandemic and that the soul of our nation remains intact.” Democratic lawmakers are speaking out in an attempt to protect Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients amid the Coronavirus crisis. Over 100 lawmakers led… Continue »

2,600 Georgians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Georgia’s two Republican Senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, have done nothing to help… Continue »

3,900 North Carolinians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet North Carolina’s two Republican Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, have done nothing… Continue »

The Coronavirus Crisis has only Exacerbated the Danger for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations in the United States  One year later, and still no action. A year has passed and the Trump administration has yet to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela. One year after the Trump administration stated it was “monitoring” the situation in Venezuela,… Continue »

17,900 Floridians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in  essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Florida’s two Republican Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have done nothing to help… Continue »

11,600 TPS Holders Working In Healthcare 76,100 TPS Holders Securing Food Supply 6,900 TPS Holders Working in Transportation In a must-read report published today by the Center for American Progress, demographic profiles of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders illustrate how much their labor sustains essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation in the midst… Continue »

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders on the frontline of battling the COVID-19 pandemic joined Representative and CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Rocio Sáenz, Executive Vice President of the  Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to discuss their critical roles in protecting our communities during this crisis even as the Trump administration is trying… Continue »

But Trump is Still Attempting to Deport Frontline Workers Putting Their Lives on the Line to Protect Our Communities Wilson Wong at NBC News reports that a custodial worker for Harvard University has contracted symptoms for what could be Coronavirus. Doris Reina-Landaverde, a member of the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) and organizer of the… Continue »