A recording of today’s call is available here. In response to the news that Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Haitians living in the United States has been terminated, faith voices and advocates gathered on a call to denounce the decision and call on Congress to enact a permanent legislative solution for TPS holders to protect… Continue »

Haitian TPS Termination the Latest in Long Line of Administration Decisions Aimed at Kicking Out and Keeping Out Immigrants and Refugees Yesterday’s decision by the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 50,000 Haitians in the U.S. is a cruel, heartless and stupid decision. When viewed through a wider lens, the Haitian TPS… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call tonight, experts and advocates, including representatives of the business community, the Haitian community and TPS holders, condemned the Trump Administration’s unprincipled decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitians. Royce Murray, Policy Director, American Immigration Council, said: The decision to terminate TPS for… Continue »

‘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 »