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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.

Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for Haiti is an appalling disregard of the law, facts and morality

Nov 20, 2017

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.” 

As TPS Haiti decision looms, reports target reasons why its protections should continue

Nov 17, 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.