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Proposed rule would force immigrants to choose between nutrition support for kids and eventual permanent residence

Feb 9, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Maryland - A draft new rule from the federal government likely would scare immigrants into withdrawing their children, including U.S. citizens, from needed benefits to which they are entitled, such as health care, food stamps and other nutrition, housing and education assistance.

Administration’s Syria TPS decision ignores State Department warning and sends mixed messages

Jan 31, 2018

Today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security of an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria, while extending protection for some, leaves more recently arrived Syrians at risk. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced her decision not to re-designate TPS for Syria, but to simply extend the program for 18 months.

Hundreds of thousands of families to face end of immigration protection: Decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador is a travesty

Jan 8, 2018

The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador in September 2019 will mean wrenching decisions and heartache for 200,000 families that have made the United States their home while their native land continues to struggle. 

Nearly 400 faith leaders and faith-based organizations unite to urge the administration to extend El Salvador’s TPS designation for at least 18 months

Jan 4, 2018

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Church World Service delivered a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, urging the agency to extend Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders for at least another 18 months.

Immigrant rights advocates demand civil rights investigation into ICE raids that target sponsors of unaccompanied children

Dec 7, 2017

Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General today on behalf of some of the 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation.