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Tell Your Senators: Immigrants Deserve More Than “Temporary” Status
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The Trump White House repeatedly sought to end temporary protected status (TPS) for immigrants whose countries-of-origin are facing humanitarian emergencies. TPS communities banded together to protect their status in the courts and preserve their right to stay in the United States.
While their brave efforts have won partial victories, TPS immigrants still lack a path to citizenship. Congress failed to act even as TPS holders and other immigrants worked on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, battling the pandemic and keeping all our communities safe.
Congress has the power to change this. Numerous bills have been introduced that would clear a path to citizenship for immigrants with temporary status, DACA recipients, undocumented essential workers, and others. The test is whether our elected officials have the political will to get these over the finish line.
They need to hear from their constituents. U.S. people across the country of all statuses and backgrounds recognize the contributions of immigrants, and we expect our elected officials to do the same. Contact your Senators by filling out your information below.