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This Quick Guide will assist TPS holders in understanding DHS decisions on TPS, including terminations and indecisions. The Guide also offers seven steps TPS holders can take to prepare and provides helpful links to resources.  

Last updated: Nov. 21, 2017

This resource will help parishioners learn more about TPS and how they can help their community respond to the decisions on TPS for certain nationalities.

Last updated: Nov. 20, 2017

This screening tool will help legal representatives determine whether a TPS recipient may be eligible to adjust to lawful permanent resident status in the United States.

Last updated: Nov. 10, 2017

On Nov. 6, the administration delivered decisions on Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Honduras and Nicaragua. The administration terminated TPS for Nicaragua, with the last day of status being Jan. 5, 2019. A six-month TPS extension was put in place for Honduras (until July 5, 2018) due to the administration’s inability to make a decision for the country by the Nov. 6 deadline. These decisions affect 60,000 TPS holders and their families. Listen to this CLINIC briefing for a discussion on what the recent decisions mean for TPS holders, CLINIC affiliates and communities.

Last updated: Nov. 9, 2017


Stories of Immigration

by Laura Burdick

The U.S. naturalization process has a long way to go before it is fair for all. Yet, ten years after CLINIC published A More Perfect Union: A National Citizenship Plan, many naturalization services and policies have evolved significantly.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2017
by Frances Lawson

Take it from former CLINIC intern Frances Lawson, everyone needs to attend a naturalization ceremony! 

Posted: Sep. 24, 2017

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – "It is reprehensible that the administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 vulnerable Haitians," said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “The administration ignored overwhelming evidence that Haiti is far from ready to accept the return of 50,000 people and their families.” 

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017

SILVER SPRING, Maryland –  A trio of recent reports on Haiti’s recovery from natural and man-made disasters points to the urgency of extending Temporary Protected Status. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke must act on whether to continue or terminate TPS for Haiti by Nov. 23.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017