Update 12/8/22: The Biden administration has now appealed Judge Sullivan's ruling, backtracking yet again on their promises to protect asylum rights. While the outcome of the litigation is not yet clear, the administration's decision increases the odds that Title 42 will remain in effect past its currently-scheduled end date.

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Tell Your Senators: Immigrants Deserve More Than “Temporary” Status

Years after Trump put their status in jeopardy, immigrants with TPS still don't have permanent residency. This must change.

Photo Credit: Clare Kelly, on behalf of UUSC

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.