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Call to Action
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is expected to release her decision on whether to continue Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador by Jan. 8, 2018. This decision will affect nearly 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders, their children, their families here and abroad, their employers and their communities.
This decision follows the recent decisions to terminate TPS for Nicaragua and Haiti and has broad implications for your program and community. Families are now living in fear of being torn apart after decades of living in and contributing to their U.S. communities. Employers anxiously wait to see whether valued employees will continue to have work authorization. Join hundreds of members of the faith community in urging Secretary Nielsen to extend TPS for El Salvador.
Updates from the Network
Berna Isabelle of Akca Mil Mujeres in Washington, DC
Erica Vazquez de Gutierrez of Contigo International in Washington, DC
Ingrid Garay Castro of Mil Mujeres in Washington, DC
Ivonne Bass of Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, North Carolina
Linda Martinez Haley of North County Immigration and Citizenship Center in Solano Beach, California
Luis Huerta-Silva of Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) in Chicago, Illinois
Pedro Enriquez Olivares of North County Immigration and Citizenship Center in Solano Beach, California
Peter Haskin of Project Citizenship in Boston, Massachusetts
Jarteau Israel of Catholic Charities of Newark in Newark, New Jersey
Jennifer Clerici of Catholic Charities of Allentown in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) in Chicago, Illinois
Clinica De Inmigracion De San Jose, Inc. in Del Rio, Texas
Every year, families celebrate the holidays with a variety of cultural traditions, many passed down through generations and across borders. Take a peek inside some of these celebrations with these kid-friendly stories, appropriate for all ages.
CLINIC hosted our annual Las Posadas procession on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to passionately highlight the similarities between the Holy Family’s journey on Christmas Eve and those of migrants today. View photos from the event on Facebook!