In the coming months, the Department of Homeland Security will determine the fate of more than 300,000 people from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti who emigrated to the U.S. after receiving temporary protected status (TPS) in response to climate events and armed conflict in their home countries. DHS has already decided not to renew TPS for some 2,500 Nicaraguans, and extended TPS for Hondurans by only 6 months. After close to 20 years in the U.S., these immigrants have integrated into their communities, and have U.S. born family members and children. Failing to renew TPS for people who hail from countries where conditions have only worsened would result in the loss of their work permits, greater vulnerability to deportation, and separation of families.
The KBI stands in solidarity with these TPS recipients, and asks you to join in advocating for them by responding to this alert from the Jesuit Conference. Thank you for supporting the extension of TPS: http://jesuits.org/whatwedo?PAGE=DTN-20171103110318&SUBPAGE=DTN-20171103110214
Children hold posters supporting the renewal of Temporary Protected status at a press conference about TPS in Miami, Florida.