Urge Congress to pass legislation with a path to permanent residency for TPS and DACA holders!
BREAKING NEWS (June 7, 2021): EBSC decries the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision Monday to limit the path to permanent residency for approximately 400,000 people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
The decision eliminates the possibility of permanent residency for many TPS holders who have been in lawful status for decades, including over 1,600 EBSC community members. It is a blow to family unity and security for thousands of mixed-status families.
And – it makes it all the more crucial that Congress pass legislation creating a path to permanent residency for all TPS holders.
IMPORTANT: This decision only affects people trying to adjust their status through a family member. If you think you might be impacted by this decision, please consult an attorney as there may be other options. EBSC hotline: 510-646-8484 (M,T,W,F 10 am – 12 noon)
March 18, 2021: The House passed H.R.6: The American Dream and Promise Act! Now, we need to advocate to pass this bill as well as the #SECUREAct in the Senate.
Take Action – call your Senators and urge them to pass The American Dream and Promise Act and the SECURE Act! Let them know you are a constituent and that “I support the Dream and Promise Act, the #SECUREAct, and other legislation to guarantee a path to permanent residency for all TPS holders.”
To find your elected officials: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
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Please remember that once the bills pass the House, they still need to be passed in the Senate and signed by President Biden before they become law.
December 9, 2020: TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal has been extended until 10/04/2021. EADs (work permits) will be automatically extended.
1. Click to download documents for your employer or DMV: English or Spanish.
2. For a consultation with EBSC, please fill out this form.
3. If you have other questions, you may call our EBSC hotline (510-646-8484 M, T, W, F from 10 am – noon)
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 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
- Summary of Recent Policy Decisions