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Attorneys, TPS Holders Discuss DHS Plan to Abide by Judge’s Order Blocking TPS Terminations

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2018 Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500, or, ACLU SoCal Communications, (213) 977-5252, or Attorneys, TPS Holders Discuss DHS Plan to Abide by Judge’s Order Blocking TPS Terminations Here is recording of the call. San Francisco, CA – On a press call earlier today, Temporary…

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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Termination of TPS

Today, federal district judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan. The Trump Administration had terminated the legal status for over 300,000 people from these countries who have lived legally in the United States for years or decades—with the earliest terminations due November 2.
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Amidst 3-day strike, Teamsters Join the Journey for Justice with Major Mobilization in LA Detention Center

On Wednesday, the Teamsters Union alongside other powerful labor groups and organizations will join the Journey for Justice with a major mobilization in the Metropolitan Detention Centers in Los Angeles. The Teamsters, comprised of warehouse workers and truck drivers have thousands of TPS holders who are members of the powerful Union. They are joining the National TPS Alliance’s Journey for Justice in chanting IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ARE WORKERS RIGHTS! Thousands of TPS holders, all of which have been threatened with deportation via the termination of TPS by the Trump administration, work as truck drivers & warehouse workers in the ports. Most of them are Teamsters Union members and will be participating throughout the days of action.
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Dozens of States, Cities and Counties Support Legal Challenge to the Trump Administration’s Termination of Humanitarian Legal Status for More than 300,000 People

Yesterday, states and local jurisdictions filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of plaintiffs in the case of Ramos v. Nielsen, which challenges the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. TPS holders have lived legally in the United States for years or decades but stand to lose their legal status as early as November 2 without court intervention.
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Documents Reveal How Trump’s Racist “America First” Agenda Pressured DHS to End Humanitarian Program​ 

On Thursday, nine holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and five of their U.S. citizen children filed a request for a preliminary injunction to halt the terminations of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. In their court filing, plaintiffs disclosed for the first time Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents, which show that Trump Administration surrogates working within the Department of Homeland Security manipulated the decision making process to terminate TPS status for people from these countries, even though the conditions on the ground required them to extend TPS under the law as written.
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TPS Holders and Their Children File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Ten people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and five United States citizen children of TPS holders today filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for more than 200,000 people living in the U.S. and to protect the tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children whose parents would be forced to leave under the administration’s policy.
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