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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan is warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After carefully reviewing conditions in South Sudan with interagency partners, Secretary Nielsen determined the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that support South Sudan’s current designation for TPS continue to exist. Therefore, pursuant to the statute, she has extended South Sudan’s TPS designation for 18 months.
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TPS Holders from Honduras and Nepal Sue Trump Administration to Prevent Unlawful Deportation of 100,000 People

Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for over 100,000 TPS holders from Honduras and Nepal and prevent the separation of tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children from their TPS-holder parents. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
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Alliance: New Congress Must Pass the American Promise Act! We Are families, Not Bargaining Chips”

Los Angeles, CA – Tomorrow, as the 116th

Congress is sworn in  the newly elected members of congress have an opportunity to protect the parents of over 270,000 US Citizen children. Hundreds of thousands of parents to US Citizen children are TPS holders and are looming close to an inevitable termination of their legal status putting them at risk for deportation and permanent family separation in 2019 if Congress fails to act.

“We are not disposable. Our lives are not temporary” said Jose Palma “We are human beings, we are workers, sons, daughters and children. We cannot allow decades of investment in our communities, through labor, taxes and education be stripped away. We call on Congress to take action now and to ensure that our families are not used as bargaining chips”

As of today only a temporary court injunction is protecting over 400,000 mothers, fathers, and workers with strong ties to the economy from deportation, but a permanent solution does not exist for TPS holders. The American Promise Act, introduced by Rep. Nydia

Velazquez (NY-7) is currently the only legislative solution in congress that aims to protect all TPS holders and ensures a pathway to permanent residency status. The National TPS Alliance has produced a series of  Legislative principles that are integral to any inclusive legislation to be pushed forward in congress and which ensures that TPS holders and their families are not separated and treated fairly and humanely. Some of these include:

  • The ability to adjust to Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status
  • The inclusion of all people that had TPS and were originally eligible for the program
  • The inclusion of all past and present TPS nationalities

The New Congress can prevent the massive separation of families by ensuring the inclusion of TPS holders.  As Trump and legislators continue to have negotiations on the government shut down, we urge the newly elected Congress to not play with the lives of families who risk deportation and permanent separation. Workers and families are not bargaining chips, they are women, men and children who deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. The 116th

Congress has an opportunity to act now and to lead with compassion, fairness and above all uplift America’s moral values.


LA TPS Forum

En Español abajo For Immediate Release // As politicians debate immigration legislation, TPS holders in LA gather to organize and fight to protect TPS All TPS holders & Allies are invited to attend and participate Los Angeles, CA – Days after a major public confrontation between Democratic leadership and President Trump…

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