Federal Court Decision on TPS Provides a Glimmer of Hope, Push for Congressional Action
CHICAGO—October 4, 2018 –A preliminary injunction announced yesterday by a federal judge in California places a temporary hold on the Trump Administration’s plans to cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of long-term residents from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. Oscar A. Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, has issued the following response to this development:
“In a national landscape dominated by constant attacks against the foreign-born, particularly people from Latin America, yesterday’s federal court decision offers a glimmer of hope for some 300,000 TPS holders and their 276,000 US-born children. The courts have recognized what community and civic leaders have known for decades: TPS holders have made myriad economic, civic, and cultural contributions to their communities. They deserve better than abrupt policy changes rooted in xenophobia and racism instead of facts and common sense.
Alianza Americas redoubles efforts to make this temporary reprieve a permanent solution for these long-term residents of our communities. We continue to support our members and allies who are leading the way on federal court cases—including Centro Presente, CARECEN Los Angeles, Family Action Network Movement (FANM), and others—and call on Congress to ensure that these fully-vetted, work-authorized TPS recipients are able to stay with their families and live and work without fear of deportation.
Alianza Americas is a network of 50 immigrant-led organizations representing more than 100,000 families across the United States. It is the only US-based organization rooted in Latino and Caribbean immigrant communities that works transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable way of life. Learn more at alianzaamericas.org.