Earlier this month, Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, leaving at least 50 people dead and 1,300 missing and forcing thousands from their homes. Since the storm made landfall, more than 1,500 people have sought haven in the United States, hoping to reunite with family members and find shelter while their communities rebuild. Catastrophes of this kind are becoming more and more frequent as our planet’s climate crisis worsens.
Nevertheless, the Trump administration is refusing to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for survivors of Hurricane Dorian. This decision violates a longstanding moral tradition —upheld by presidents of both major parties—of extending refuge to immigrants who cannot safely return to their homes, due to war, natural disasters, or other deadly conditions.
Congress is the only branch of government with the power to right this wrong. Legislators recently introduced a bill to extend TPS to Bahamians in the United States. This will allow survivors to live and work safely in this country until their communities recover. Contact your members of Congress to ask them to uphold the right to safety of thousands of families impacted by this climate disaster.
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