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 […]

Protecting Ukrainians From Deportation Points the Way Toward Other Immigration Reforms, Advocates Say

Protecting Ukrainians From Deportation Points the Way Toward Other Immigration Reforms, Advocates Say

By Jasmine Aguilera, Time Immigrant advocates cheered the Biden Administration’s move late Thursday to offer Ukrainians Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which will protect those currently in the United States from deportation and provide them with a work permit. Roughly 34,000 Ukrainians will likely benefit, according to the American Immigration Council. “In these extraordinary times, we […]

America’s Voice: “The Biden Administration Should Build on the Welcome TPS Designation for Ukrainians by Delivering Similar Protections to Cameroonians”

America’s Voice: “The Biden Administration Should Build on the Welcome TPS Designation for Ukrainians by Delivering Similar Protections to Cameroonians”

Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Biden announced a new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Ukraine, granting an estimated 30,000 Ukrainians permission to stay and work in safety in the United States. This is welcome news that the Biden administration should build upon, recognizing that TPS is an important tool that President Biden should use to grant […]

Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

The American Immigration Council together with 177 organizations are requesting an immediate 18-month designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Special Student Relief (SSR) for Ukraine, publish timely Federal Register Notices, and launch a public information campaign to notify the impacted community of the decision and any actions they must […]