Author: Yadira Sánchez-Esparza
President Biden could make a decision in the next few days that protects over two million people–or leaves them vulnerable to deportation. As of today, the Biden Administration has not announced a decision on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Guatemala and TPS redesignation for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. TPS designation for these countries would protect the over 2 million individuals and their families who qualify. Without TPS, these individuals could be deported, their families separated, and forced to return to countries that are no longer their home. These members of our communities live and work by our sides, and we need to protect them.
What is Happening Now?
Let’s be clear: the conditions for designating TPS for Guatemala and redesignating TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua are all there. This temporary humanitarian renewable relief program allows those who are already part of our communities in the United States to live without fear of deportation. When a country is designated with TPS, it means the home country is no longer safe for its citizens to return, due to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and droughts–which climate change is making constant in Central America–war, or other unsafe conditions. Currently, over 2 million hard-working individuals and their families are anxiously awaiting the decision.
That’s why we need to put pressure on the Biden Administration to extend TPS to these hard working members of our communities!
We are asking you to call your member of Congress and have them call the Biden White House and the Department of Homeland Security to expand TPS TODAY! We cannot keep waiting when millions of peoples’ lives and families are on the line. TPS can and should become a part of President Biden’s promised rights-based immigration policy.
What You Can Do
Call your member of Congress and urge them to call the White House and Department of Homeland Security about expanding TPS today!
“My name is [YOUR NAME], and I’m a constituent from [YOUR CITY OR AREA]. I am calling to urge my member of Congress to call the White House and Department of Homeland Security about redesignating Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and designation for Guatemala. These immigrants deserve our protection from the various hardships they faced in their home countries, like natural disasters, climate change, and lack of protection from human rights violations. TPS designation would protect over 2 million hardworking immigrants and their families that already live in the U.S. Please call the White House and Department of Homeland Security to urge President Biden’s administration to expand TPS designation for Central America. Thank you.”
Click now to send your message to your member of Congress and urge them to call the White House and Department of Homeland Security about expanding TPS today!
If you live in the DMV area join the LAWG team on May Day in front of the White House at 11am to demand TPS for Central America. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAY DAY 2023!
People’s right to a dignified life is being threatened. We need you to act now!