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.