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 »

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that people across a multitude of immigration statuses including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Dreamers are now faced with the prospect of losing their legal status despite the fact that millions of immigrant workers are on the frontlines working to combat the novel Coronavirus crisis. Douglas Rivlin, Director… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. A copy of the letter is available here. Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and immigration experts gathered to call on the House of Representatives to investigate the Trump administration’s termination of TPS in coordination with his 2020 re-election campaign. 50+ local and national groups across… Continue »

Administration Needs Accountability for Cruelly Terminating TPS to Benefit Trump 2020 Campaign Today, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sent a letter calling for the State Department’s inspector general to investigate the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The letter follows a report released in 2019 by Sen. Menendez’s office “Playing… Continue »

In the span of one month, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and Yemen, abandoning thousands who would benefit from the status. Kevin Clarke at American Jesuit Review has an article exploring the decisions and highlights expert opinion from legal and faith groups like the Catholic… Continue »

On January 17, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will extend, but not redesignate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months for 500 Somali nationals currently living in the U.S. The extension will exclude as many as 1,000 Somalis fleeing dangerous country conditions and one of the world’s worst humanitarian… Continue »

On January 3rd, the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for another 18 months for nearly 1,500 TPS holders. While the extension is a welcome reprieve for Yemeni TPS holders already here in the U.S., the status only extends to current Yemeni TPS holders who arrived before… Continue »

Congress Must Also Work to Pass Permanent Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of TPS Holders in Limbo The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, on the passage of a long awaited measure within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes an amendment offering a path to citizenship for… Continue »

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that in the wake of the recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released by Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), organizations from around the country have signed a letter urging Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to hold investigative hearings on the allegations surrounding the Trump administration’s unethical and possibly illegal actions… Continue »