Navigating the Legislative Path Forward on TPS:
November 28, 2017
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Three TPS programs have been cancelled in the past three months. Last night’s announcement about the end of TPS for Haiti follows cancellations for programs for Sudan and Nicaragua. Pending decisions about TPS for Honduras and El Salvador leave hundreds of thousands of people in limbo.
Advocates are united in a call for Congress to legislate a pathway to permanent residency that will allow long-time TPS holders to stay in their homes and jobs. Multiple bills have been introduced by bipartisan members of Congress in past weeks. There is much work to do in helping the right bill advance for vote, but the first step is understanding what is—and isn’t—included in each of these legislative proposals.
How are these bills similar and different? Who would qualify for residency under each bill—and how? How can you get involved in the push for a pathway in Congress? Join Alianza Americas and Centro Presente, CARECEN of Washington DC, Wind of the Spirit, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) and our colleagues from Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) in a webinar discussion.
Alianza Americas hosted a “What’s Next for TPS?” webinar to respond to DHS announcements on Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and Nicaragua:
November 7, 2017
Webinar recordings are available here:
We are deeply appreciative of the support of our partners at CARECEN-DC, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Haitian Women of Miami, Latin American Working Group, Make the Road New York, and the New York Immigration Coalition for providing informative presentations. We also thank TPS holders and families for providing powerful testimonials about how policy developments will affect them personally.
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.
“Resources for TPS Stakeholders Affected by Recent DHS Announcements / Recursos para Beneficiarios de TPS Afectados por la Decisión de DHS”
- Directorio de Organizaciones SPANISH
- Protejase en Contra del Fraude SPANISH
- Respuestas a Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre TPS SPANISH
Resources for Advocacy and Community Engagement/ Recursos para la abogacía y la participación comunitaria – (Bilingual tools)
- Frequently Asked Questions About TPS SPANISH ENGLISH
- Countries Receiving Temporary Protection or Notified Recent Termination of TPS Designation SPANISH ENGLISH
- Impacts of Ending TPS SPANISH ENGLISH
- Temporary Protection for Vulnerable Migrants Saves Lives and Should be Continued- Alianza Americas ED statement SEE FULL STATEMENT
- Sample Meeting Request with Members of Congress and Senate ENGLISH
- Talking points SPANISH ENGLISH (UPDATED RESOURCE IN ENGLISH!)
Resources for Education and Organizing/ Recursos para educar y organizar (see English/Spanish)
- Respuestas a Preguntas Frecuentes de la Comunidad sobre lo que está Pasando con el TPS SPANISH
- ¡Salvemos al TPS y Aboguemos por la Residencia Permanente para los Beneficiarios del TPS Ahora! SPANISH
- ¿Cómo evitar ser víctima de estafas a manos de Notarios? SPANISH
- ¿Qué es un testimonio personal? SPANISH
- Consentimiento informado para dar autorización de utilizar su testimonio en apoyo a salvar el TPS SPANISH
- Puntos de discurso-Talking Points SPANISH ENGLISH
- Directorio-Directory SPANISH ENGLISH
- 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
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.
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)
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.
On July 19 The Chelsea Collaborative hosted a community forum on Temporary Protected Status ( TPS) and immigrant rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.