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Permanent Protections NOW.

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Date: May 27, 2021

Over the weekend the Biden Administration announced a 18 month extension for over 100,000 Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This is a huge win thanks to hard-fought advocacy by the Haitian-American community and supporters, including you—but it is not enough. Our TPSianos from Central America also need a TPS extension.  And all our TPSiansos from around the world need permanent protections and they need them NOW. 

Until there is a pathway to citizenship our community members will continue to be in limbo counting down until the next TPS expiration date hoping there will be an extension. This is no way to live. Some have been in the U.S. for over 15 years with jobs, homes, loving families, and a support system. To uproot them from their lives and return them to countries reeling from political instability, still recovering from COVID-19 and back-to-back hurricanes is not only inhumane but it’s plain wrong. They deserve permanent protections now.

What You Can Do

The House has already passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) the first step in a path to permanent protections and it’s time the Senate follows their lead and passes the SECURE Act (S. 306). That’s why we’re joining the Communities United for Status and Protection letter campaign to flood Senate offices every day in May and tell them to pass the SECURE Act NOW! 

The only way forward is permanent protections for our TPSianos. This cannot wait. Our community members deserve to feel secure in the country that they call home.