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.

BREAKING NEWS (November 14, 2020): A federal court rejected the Trump administration’s latest attack on DACA. The court found that the July 2020 memo issued by Chad Wolf was invalid because he was unlawfully serving as the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. This means that DACA should be restored to its initial form – reopening DACA to first-time applicants, restoring work authorization and renewals to two years, and making travel on advance parole available without restrictions.

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BREAKING NEWS: Monday, September 14, 2020: A panel of judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to lift a preliminary injunction and allow the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 250,000 immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua living in the U.S. 
 
EBSC denounces this ruling and stands by all TPS holders in their fight for permanent residency. 
 
What does the ruling mean for TPS holders? 
• TPS holders should not panic – no one is getting deported right now – and a lot of things can still change.
• The Ninth Circuit ruling does NOT take effect immediately. New deadlines for the termination of TPS vary by country. For TPS holders from Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan, the soonest TPS could end is March 5, 2021; for nationals of El Salvador, the earliest is November 5, 2021.
• The ACLU is planning to appeal, which could result in further extension of these deadlines. The decision may go to the Supreme Court.
• Even upon a final ruling, there will be a period before implementation between 120-365 days for the different countries.
• This will ultimately be resolved by the federal election in November. 
 
What can we do?
· US Citizens – Please urge the Senate to pass HR6 or similar legislation with a path to permanent residency for people with TPS. 
· TPS Holders – If you have questions, please call our hotline or email info@eastbaysanctuary.org.

If your DACA is set to expire within 150 days, click here to make a phone appointment to renew your DACA.

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.

Video: Keep TPS Families Together

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. 


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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.”
  • Join EBSC’s social media networks. Share accurate news and articles so more people are informed of the detrimental impact of these attacks on asylum law.
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