Congress needs to act quickly to pass legislation with a Path to Permanent Residency for TPS and DACA holders! If TPS and DACA holders are deported, families who have been in the U.S. for decades will be torn apart.
what is tps?
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a provisional designation granted to immigrants in the U.S. who cannot return to their home countries due to violence, natural disasters, epidemics, or other extraordinary circumstances. Since the early 1990s, TPS has allowed holders to legally work in the U.S. Many have been in the country for decades due to multiple extensions.
What is DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a U.S. immigration policy created in 2012 that provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to certain young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. DACA has enabled almost 800,000 eligible young adults to work lawfully, attend school, and plan their lives without the constant threat of deportation, usually to an unfamiliar country. Unlike federal legislation, however, DACA does not provide permanent legal status and must be renewed every two years. In 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the 2012 DACA memorandum and announced a “wind down” of DACA. On January 9, 2018, a federal judge blocked the administration’s termination of DACA. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule soon on President Trump’s 2017 order.
- TPS Postcard Campaign
- TPS Informational Flyer
- Congress: Pass These Laws to Protect TPS and DACA!
- Lives in the Balance: TPS and DACA Testimonies
- TPS/DACA Campaign Summary
- Op-Ed: Why We Must Fight to Save TPS (February 1, 2019)
- Op-Ed: I Visited Congress, and This is What I Learned
take action now!
- Contact your Senator: 202-224-3121, or visit https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact
Let your Senator know that you are a constituent and that “I support a path to permanent residency for all TPS and DACA holders.”
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