Over 435,000 people – over 12,000 in Mass. alone – depend on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to live and work legally in the U.S. TPS provides safe harbor for people from countries affected by violence or disasters, and can be renewed for as long as the problems persist.
Now, as part of its deportation agenda, the Trump administration has ended TPS for people from Sudan and Nicaragua, and it is considering ending TPS for Haitians, Salvadorans and Hondurans. A decision on Haiti is due by Thanksgiving.
If TPS is not extended, all these people will lose their work permits and be subject to deportation. And they’ll have to choose between splitting up their families, or taking their kids into potentially dangerous conditions.
We simply cannot allow this to happen.
Massachusetts’ entire Congressional delegation supports extending TPS, as does Governor Baker. But that’s not enough. We need them to actively fight both to save TPS, and to enable TPS holders to seek permanent residency.
Time is short. We have to act now. Call Homeland Security at (202) 282-8495 and urge them to extend TPS for all three countries, then use our tool to email elected officials.