Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status is provided to people of countries that are affected by ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, or other extraordinary conditions. There are more than 300,000 TPS holders from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador, Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. They have been living in the US for an average of 22 years. Many have U.S. citizen children (275,000 among them). More than 130,000 TPS holders are essential workers; 11,600 of them are healthcare workers.
In 2017, The Trump Administration terminated TPS.
For the past three years, FANM has successfully spearheaded the TPS National Campaign. FANM led many delegations to Washington D.C. to advocate for a permanent solution with a path to citizenship. We led multiple rallies, press events, and summits to highlight TPS recipients and the impact deportation will have on their lives. FANM supported the filing of seven lawsuits against the Trump administration and FANM was one of the plaintiffs in the Saget vs Trump Lawsuit. FANM advocated for the passage of the Dream and Promise Act, which will provide a pathway to citizenship for TPS holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients.The Dream and Promise Act passed the House on June 4, 2019. FANM continues to organize for a comparable bill in the U.S. Senate and FANM will continue to fight for a permanent solution for TPS and DACA recipients. FANM has been a long-term advocate for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for all .
Are you a TPS Holder? Call FANM today to join our fight and share your story!