FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2022
Elyssa Pachico | +1 503 347 23 29 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Myneilles Negron | +1 703 585 6727 | email@example.com
In a letter to the Biden administration, 125 organizations asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to more efficiently process the backlog of applicants for the humanitarian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. TPS allows over 400,000 people to live and work in the United States, but because of the delay in processing applications, this puts people at risk of having their work permits expire and their protection against deportation run out before receiving a response from USCIS.