400+ Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Biden Take Action to Preserve TPS

Source: Common Dreams

“More than 400 immigrant rights and civil society groups on Monday wrote to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to call on the Biden administration to redesignate people from six countries for Temporary Protected Status, warning that the safety of as many as 2 million people hang in the balance as the White House has said it is up to Congress to pass comprehensive reform to protect asylum-seekers and undocumented immigrants. Organizations including the ACLU, CASA, and the National Immigration Law Center noted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in June extended the TPS designations of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Nepal as it rescinded the Trump administration’s termination of protections for people from those countries. On Friday, under pressure from lawmakers … the administration extended the TPS registration period for people from the four countries …” (09/11/23)