Nearly 700 religious leaders and faith-based organizations urge the White House to Save TPS

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September 20, 2017

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Church World Service delivered a letter Sept. 18 signed by nearly 700 American faith leaders and organizations calling on the administration to continue to use Temporary Protected Status as Congress intended. The law calls for TPS to protect foreign nationals in the United States whose lives would be at risk if they are forced to return to their countries too soon after catastrophes. The letter was sent following the administration’s recent announcement that TPS would end for Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the looming threat to end TPS for more than 425,000 people in the coming months. The TPS decisions come as the administration also announced its intention to cancel Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects certain people from deportation if they were brought to the United States as children. The next key decision dates for TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua, due on Nov. 6, 2017, and for TPS for Haiti around Nov. 23, 2017.