The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for America’s Voice in response to the Trump administration’s denial of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamians in the devastating wake of Hurricane Dorian: As Bahamians deal with the aftermath of Dorian’s terror and destruction, President Trump has once again chosen to magnify their… Continue »

The consequences of the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Steph Solis at MassLive reports, are becoming more apparent and convoluted at the expense of families and hard-working immigrants. TPS holders are confronting the reeling, rippling effects in the wake of the unlawful termination of their immigration status. Facing legal hurdles and obstacles… Continue »

“I’m so afraid of going back. We will face death,” said a Venezuelan woman who is currently in the U.S. In a heartbreaking new piece, NBC’s Gwen Aviles, tells the story of Leila Calderón, spotlighting the desperate need for protections for Venezuelans living in the U.S. Lelia came to the U.S. after she became a… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here.   Earlier today, Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) joined a Venezuelan who would benefit from Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as country condition experts to discuss the urgent and critical need to create permanent protections for Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime. On the call, speakers highlighted the extreme… Continue »

The Court’s Possible Revocation of Injunction Could Remove Protections for Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants Yesterday Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, their children, organizers, and immigration advocates rallied across the nation and at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, CA to decry the Trump administration’s attempts to terminate TPS for over 300,000 people. TPS… Continue »

Hundreds Rally Outside Courthouse to Defend the Rights of TPS-Holders, Keep Families Together and Advocate for Permanent Protections Press Conference Livestream Available Here Photos from Rally Available at: http://bit.ly/2Kxxmoq On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status.… Continue »

Immigrants and Their Families Bravely Stand up to Pres. Trump & His Anti-Immigrant Agenda At a hearing today in Pasadena for the lawsuit Ramos v. Nielsen, the government tried to justify its racist and unconstitutional termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will strip over 400,000 immigrants of their legal status, lead to mass deportations… Continue »

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that he would expand existing sanctions with Venezuela into a full economic embargo, marking an escalation from the expansive measures the US has taken against the Venezuelan government since the start of the country’s political crisis earlier this year. By announcing this embargo, the US government is asserting that Venezuela… Continue »

Decision on Syria is Cruel & a Sign of the Moral Collapse of the Republican Party Under President Trump Today, the Department of Homeland Security made its decision to extend, but not redesignate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. This is a failure to recognize the extent of the ongoing civil war in Syria and… Continue »

Yesterday, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) made a unanimous consent request on the Senate floor to immediately pass the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) objected on behalf of Senate Republicans. In other words, Senate Republicans have no intention of actually helping Venezuelans whose… Continue »