For Immediate Release: October 24, 2018 Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500, or email@example.com, ACLU SoCal Communications, (213) 977-5252, or firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
Days after the 2018 midterm elections, hundreds of immigrant TPS holders from various countries rallied outside of the White House, as the “TPS Journey for Justice” arrived to Washington, DC. After a 12-week freedom ride, crisscrossing the country to meet with communities of all backgrounds, hundreds of TPS holders marched from the White House to Trump Hotel to demand permanent protections for their families, in the face of anti-immigrant attacks, and racist sentiment.
The #TPSJourney4Justice made a historic stop in the Vatican today, as children in families targeted by President Trump’s unconstitutional plan to de-document TPS-holders met directly with Pope Francis and prayed for his support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TPS holders from across the country, allies, leaders, and elected officials gathered in Los Angeles City Hall this morning to launch the “TPS Journey for Justice,” a 12-week national voyage to defend TPS families and demand a pathway to permanent residency.
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.