Urge Congress and the Administration to Stand With Our Immigrant Neighbors, Extend Temporary Protected Status, and Support Dreamers!

Right now, we are facing a heartless campaign to tear families apart and devastate communities by arresting and deporting moms, dads, and young people who have lived in the United States for years. These immigration enforcement actions violate our values, fail to recognize the contributions immigrants bring to our economy, and uproot families from the country they love, serve, and call home. The administration has launched its latest attacks against over a million immigrants who currently have legal status, including over 300,000 individuals who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and 800,000 young people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as terminating parole as part of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. Threats to both programs mean that the lives of over a million people are in danger.

TPS has given about 325,000 people from 10 countries the opportunity to rebuild their lives in the United States. TPS holders contribute billions of dollars to our economy, and many of them have lived here for years and are parents to U.S. citizen children. They are our neighbors. Tearing them apart from their families is wrong. We need a path forward – one that starts by keeping programs like TPS and DACA intact and extending all TPS protections for at least 18 months, and for as long as the dangerous conditions in these countries persist. To let TPS expire or end it altogether would mean turning our backs on the vulnerable individuals we pledged to welcome from Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Yemen, and Nepal, and would further destabilize those countries and regions as they struggle to recover from armed conflicts, natural disasters, or other extraordinary circumstances.

TPS was created to provide protection to those in the United States when it is unsafe for their return home. To fail to extend TPS for these countries while they remain unstable would be an affront to our American values of hospitality, generosity, compassion, and put lives at stake.

Tell Congress and the Administration to Uphold Our Values!
U.S. Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121 (call 3x for your 2 Senators and 1 Representative)
DHS Comment Line: (202) 282-8495 (please leave a message)
White House Comment Line: (202) 456-1111 (please leave a message)

Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State]. I stand in solidarity with my immigrant neighbors, support the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs, and strongly oppose any attempt to terminate or curtail them. TPS and DACA have provided the opportunity for over a million immigrants to pursue their dreams, rebuild their lives, and raise a family in safety. Terminating or restricting TPS or DACA is morally reprehensible, runs counter to who we are as a nation, and does not reflect the welcome for immigrants I see every day in my community. I urge [the Senator/Representative/the Administration] to do everything they can to keep TPS and DACA intact, and extend TPS for all ten countries for at least another 18 months. Current conditions in Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Yemen, and Nepal make it unsafe for anyone to be deported. TPS holders from these countries should be allowed to remain in the United States.”

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