Extension of TPS for Venezuela

Extension of TPS for Venezuela

On Sept. 7, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice explaining how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced an 18-month extension of the […]

Temporary Protected Status: What You Need to Know

Temporary Protected Status: What You Need to Know

Washington, DC – May 11, 2022: A TPS activist calls upon the Biden administration to make good on the promise to protect those in the program and create a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke A recent and unexpected surge of migrants that began as early as May has arrived in New York City, […]

Bipartisan Letter from 84 Members of Congress Calls on Biden Administration to Designate TPS for Central American Countries

Bipartisan Letter from 84 Members of Congress Calls on Biden Administration to Designate TPS for Central American Countries

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on January 17, 2022 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice Washington, D.C. – On May 24, a bipartisan group of 84 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and Secretary of […]

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

Designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS

Designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS

On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection two Federal Register notices (FRNs) designating Sudan and Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Sudan The new TPS designation of Sudan enables nationals of Sudan and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan, and who have […]

A New Win for Immigrants as USCIS Agrees to Restore Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries

A New Win for Immigrants as USCIS Agrees to Restore Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries

Washington, DC – October 23, 2017: Immigration reform protesters demonstrate outside the White House calling for no further deportations and a means to gain legal residency and a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke In December 2019, Trump’s administration decided to slightly modify an immigration condition which they described as a ‘mere clarification ‘that […]

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Lviv, Ukraine – February 26, 2022. People in railway station of western Ukrainian city of Lviv waiting for the train to Poland. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke It’s been over twelve days since the commencement of Russia’s offensive attack and onslaught against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The UN reports more than 1400 civilian casualties, including […]

Immigration Justice is Black Justice

Immigration Justice is Black Justice

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 1, 2021: Marchers demanding the Biden administration make progress on immigration reform, including TPS head to a rally near the Capitol. March began at Black Lives Matter Plaza. (Shutterstock) By Civil Rights Last month, a crowd rallied outside the White House. Their chants and signs directed a powerful message toward the […]