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How to Help Save Temporary Protected Status

How to Help Save Temporary Protected Status

So, about that Statue of Liberty.

On Friday, the Trump Administration announced an end to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans living in the United States, effective January 5, 2020.

This news follows similar announcements ending TPS for HaitianNicaraguan, Salvadoran, Sudanese, and Nepali immigrants allowed to live in the U.S. following humanitarian disasters in their home countries.

Congress created the TPS program in 1990 to protect immigrant and refugee nationals of countries hard hit by armed conflict, environmental disasters, or other threats to safety.

More than 325,000 people have life-saving TPS protections.  Nearly as many families - some with nearly two decades in the United States, and with children who are American citizens - could be torn apart by the Trump Administration's announcements.

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How to help defend communities protected by TPS

Call your members of Congress.

Legislation to save TPS has been introduced in both the Senate and the House.  You can reach your Senators and House representatives via the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121.  House bill:  American Promise Act (H.R. 4253, introduced by Rep. Nydia Velasquez).  Senate bill: SECURE Act (S. 2144, introduced by Sen. Chris Van Hollen).

Call the people in the Trump Administration who have the power to extend TPS. (202.282.8000).

Urge Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (202.282.8000) and Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan (202.647.4000) to echo the bipartisan group of nearly 120 members of Congress who have called for an extension of TPS.

Join the #SaveTPS campaign.

Follow #SaveTPS on Twitter for updates, and find multi-lingual organizing resources at the #SaveTPS campaign website.

Get involved where you live.

Do you live in Virginia, Texas, Nevada, Massachusetts or California?  The National TPS Alliance has local affiliates in your state.  Contact local organizers to find protests and events in your area.

Learn more about TPS.

See how this decision will separate kids from their parentshow it will impact the economy, and how it fits right into the Trump Administration's larger white nationalist agenda

Are you a TPS holder?

Know your rights and find resources here.

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