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INTRODUCTION

Pending cancelations of TPS could affect more than 350,000 people from ten countries. TPS was created as a stop-gap measure because our immigration system did not have a way to support people who were in the US when something catastrophic—like war, famine or a natural disaster—happened in their home country and prevented their safe return.

Over the years, as conditions in their home countries have not improved, many TPS beneficiaries have built lives in the US. They have worked hard, built businesses, purchased homes, and raised families. For nearly 30 years, Congress has failed to take the steps to update this intentionally “stop-gap” measure into a permanent immigration program. TPS families have lived in limbo, but they have complied with the rules and, until now, have never been asked to leave. By the end of 2017, TPS programs for Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti will come up for renewal, and the Department of Homeland Security has signaled that they will not be renewed.

This toolkit gives you the opportunity to take action to #SAVE TPS through direct advocacy and spreading the word to build pressure.  You will find example of messages that you can share on Twitter and Facebook, including several graphics you can publish and share with your networks.

TOOLKIT

Resources for Advocacy and Community Engagement/ Recursos para la abogacía y la participación comunitaria – (Bilingual tools)

  1. Frequently Asked Questions About TPS SPANISH  ENGLISH
  2. Countries Receiving Temporary Protection or Notified Recent Termination of TPS Designation SPANISH ENGLISH
  3. Impacts of Ending TPS SPANISH ENGLISH
  4. Temporary Protection for Vulnerable Migrants Saves Lives and Should be Continued- Alianza Americas ED statement SEE FULL STATEMENT
  5. Sample Meeting Request with Members of Congress and Senate ENGLISH
  6. Talking points SPANISH ENGLISH (UPDATED RESOURCE IN ENGLISH!)

Resources for Education and Organizing/ Recursos para educar y organizar (see English/Spanish)

  1. Respuestas a Preguntas Frecuentes de la Comunidad sobre lo que está Pasando con el TPS SPANISH
  2. ¡Salvemos al TPS y Aboguemos por la Residencia Permanente para los Beneficiarios del TPS Ahora! SPANISH
  3. ¿Cómo evitar ser víctima de estafas a manos de Notarios? SPANISH
  4. ¿Qué es un testimonio personal? SPANISH
  5. Consentimiento informado para dar autorización de utilizar su testimonio en apoyo a salvar el TPS SPANISH
  6. Puntos de discurso-Talking Points SPANISH ENGLISH
  7. Directorio-Directory SPANISH ENGLISH
  8. Cómo Prepararse y Pasos durante una Visita Legislativa/How to Prepare and steps for a legislative visit. SPANISH  ENGLISH

Resources for e-Organizing via Social Media/ Recursos para organización en línea y redes sociales

  1. ¡Llamado a la acción, Salvemos al TPS!  SPANISH
  2. Call to Action, Save TPS! SPANISH ENGLISH
  3. Graphics/Graficas (English only) DOWNLOAD
More Resources

Alianza Americas and our member Centro Presente are launching an educational video about Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Alianza & Members Taking Action

Clinica legal para personas amparadas bajo el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) organizada por Centro Presente y la Ciudad de Somerville.

La comunidad se está informando sobre sus derechos y opciones.

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Conversando Sobre el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) en Agencia ALPHA 

Estamos en vivo desde Radio Luz Boston con Agencia ALPHA en su programa radial ” Tu Punto de Partida” un espacio de dialogo sobre temas migratorios. El día de hoy conversando sobre el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS)

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The Chelsea Collaboartive is asking Chelsea City officials to make commitments to defend TPS and immigrant rights

Stakeholders forum on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at Chelsea City Hall hosted by our member The Chelsea Collaborative. The City Manager Thomas G. Ambrosino and District Five City Councilor Judith Garcia, joined a group of local leaders, faith based communities, legal service providers, and a representative of the Massachusetts Attorney General; to discuss opportunities to work together in support of TPS recipients.

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On July 19 The Chelsea Collaborative hosted a community forum on Temporary Protected Status ( TPS) and immigrant rights.

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Centro Hispano Cuzcatlan organiza reunion informativa de TPS

Centro Hispano Cuzcatlan organizo una reunión informativa y para identificar acciones en apoyo a la comunidad beneficiaria de TPS residente en Queens, NY.
Durante el mes de Agosto la comunidad estara solicitando reuniones con sus miembros del Senado y de la Casa de Representantes, con el alcalde de la ciiudad de New York, e iniciara una jornada de llamadas originadas por familiares y aliados abogando por una extension del TPS.

Alianza Americas presented a workshop on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The training seeks to strengthen leadership skills for young activists from Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and Tennessee.

Our members Women Working Together USA and WeCount along with our board member Sarai Portillo from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justiceare represented in this important effort.

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Casa Yurumein presented a dialogue on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Our members Casa Yurumein, the Central American Black Organization and Hondurans Against AIDS hosted a community dialogue on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the Bronx. The community identified actions for outreach, organizing and advocacy.

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Alianza Americas and its members discuss the community’s concerns and pressing issues on the potential cancelation of TPS for Hondurans nationals

Alianza Americas and our members Central American Black Organization, Hondurans Against AIDS, Casa Yurumein and Wind of the Spirit met with the General Consulate of Honduras in New York, we discussed the community’s concerns and pressing issues on the potential cancelation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans nationals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Our members will continue to reach out to the the General Counselor Lic. Hector Monroy as part of our educational and civic participation actions in support of TPS recipients and their families.

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Alianza Americas met with member Dominican Development Center to discuss opportunities to advocate for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

We met with our member Dominican Development Center to discuss opportunities to advocate for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In addition we met with Jennifer Nova an amazing artist, she will lead and implement our SOMOS initiative in Jamaica Plain this coming Saturday August 19; through drumming, singing, dancing, and art projects families will envision communities without racism and xenophobia.

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