FANM Applauds Biden Administration’s Federal Register Announcement for Haiti
[MIAMI] – Today, the Biden Administration announced that, on August 3rd, 2021, it will publish the Federal Register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible Haitians currently residing in the United States. This could allow over 150,000 Haitians to remain in the United States with legal standing. Eligible immigrants must prove they entered the United States on or before July 29, 2021. FANM applauds this decision and stands ready to assist members with the application process. Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM), stated, “We applaud and commend the Biden Administration’s decision to publish the Federal Register for TPS for Haiti.sflcn.com
US again extending temporary protected status for Haitians
The Biden administration is allowing eligible Haitian nationals residing in the U.S. to apply for a new 18-month designation for temporary protected status, reversing a Trump administration effort that had sought to end the special consideration. In a statement Saturday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas cited security concerns, social unrest, an increase in human rights abuses, crippling poverty and other problems in Haiti for the decision. “After careful consideration, we determined that we must do what we can to support Haitian nationals in the United States until conditions in Haiti improve so they may safely return home," Mayorkas said.news.yahoo.com
US extends temporary residency for thousands from Syria
(SANA via AP)WASHINGTON – The United States extended the temporary legal residency status Friday for nearly 7,000 people from Syria because of the country’s civil war. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said Friday that temporary protected status would be extended for 18 months. Temporary status allows foreign citizens to stay in the U.S. if they lack some other form of legal residency and come from a country that meets certain criteria that makes it dangerous to return. Pekoske said Syria continues to meet that criteria because of the civil war. The Trump administration had sought to end TPS for several countries, including Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua, but extended it for Syrians.
Trump or Biden: Venezuelans in U.S. Debate Impact of Presidential Election
As Americans cast early votes in their presidential election, Venezuelans living in the U.S. are keeping a close eye on events. Among Venezuelans supporting a Biden presidency, some think that Trump mirrors former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in certain ways. That is the reason why he promotes division,” said Diego Scharifker, a former Caracas city councilman and co-founder of Venezolanos con Biden (Venezuelans with Biden). “President Trump may use his leadership in the region to build a peaceful army. (Edited by Rafael Prieto, Neil Pyatt and Judy Isacoff)The post Trump or Biden: Venezuelans in U.S.thewestsidegazette.com
Nancy Pelosi on how mainstream message wins 2020 election, Trumps impeachment and her 49ers
PELOSI: We passed TPS in the House a while ago. I dont know why Sen. Rubio isnt picking up that ball and running with it. I dont know why (the administration) hasnt. We are in agreement with the administration that we have to oppose (the regime) and support the people of Venezuela. (In our bill), we urge the White House to urge the Russians and the Turks, for example, to be helpful because they have influence there.sun-sentinel.com
U.S. extends protected status for Salvadorans in U.S. by at least a year
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Salvadorans living in the United States by an extra year, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson said on Monday, in a possible sign of easing tensions over migration. Today in Washington, we signed an agreement which extends the TPS (temporary protected status) for the Salvadorans in the United States for another year, Johnson said in a joint video statement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele. Additionally, the DHS and El Salvador agreed to enhance crime prevention through the expansion of biometric data collection and information sharing, it added. We will continue to work 24/7 for a permanent solution.As of October 2018, there were over 263,000 TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, court documents show.feeds.reuters.com
U.S. extends protected status for Salvadorans in U.S. by a year
Today in Washington, we signed an agreement which extends the TPS (temporary protected status) for the Salvadorans in the United States for another year, Johnson said in a joint video statement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele. Additionally, the DHS and El Salvador agreed to enhance crime prevention through the expansion of biometric data collection and information sharing, it added. The accords will help Washington and El Salvador confront illegal migration and strengthen the entire region, said DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan. El Salvador, along with Guatemala and Honduras, are the homelands of the bulk of migrants caught trying to cross into the United States illegally via Mexico. We will continue to work 24/7 for a permanent solution.As of October 2018, there were over 263,000 TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, court documents show.feeds.reuters.com
Battle over Venezuelans brews between Scott, Wasserman Schultz
Scott and Trump have said they are strong supporters of restoring democracy in Venezuela. During a news conference Thursday in Weston, Wasserman Schultz told Venezuelan American activists that Scott's commitment to help Venezuelans "is totally disingenuous." Wasserman Schultz and Pelosi blasted Scott for tying Venezuelans' TPS to a new requirement for review of all migrants TPS cases every 18 months. Trump doesn't need congressional approval to grant Venezuelans TPS. On the Senate floor, Scott said, "the courts have basically made a temporary program permanent, which is not sustainable.
Trump admin won't grant temporary protected status to Bahamians
(CNN) - The Trump administration will not grant temporary protected status, a form of humanitarian relief, to Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian, according to an administration official. The Trump administration has moved to end TPS for many of the countries with the protection, but courts have so far blocked those efforts. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Florida asked Trump to suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamians who have relatives in the United States. By Monday, Rubio said storm survivors were already being evacuated to the United States without being required to show visas after coordinating with authorities. "Those individuals who do make it to the United States that don't have travel documents ... we're going to apply discretion on a case-by-case basis.
Bill to guard Venezuelans from deportation stalls in Senate
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON - A bill aimed at protecting thousands of Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation stalled in the Senate on Tuesday after the Democratic minority urged its approval by unanimous consent. "How can we in good conscience say to these Venezuelans who are in the United States, 'You have to return?'" Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the only Republican among 10 sponsors of the bill, was not present on the Senate floor. Rubio said last week he has been working with the administration on providing Venezuelans with "deferred enforced departure" status instead of TPS. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 200,000 Venezuelans currently living in the United States could receive TPS.
Trump Official Says the Quiet Part Loud: No TPS for Venezuelans
Time and time again, Trump and his officials have publicly flirted with the notion of designating those Venezuelans for temporary protected status (TPS), only to stop short of taking action. "I don't think this administration or the next administration would grant TPS so long as courts are saying that it's perpetual," says Abrams, who has reportedly been one of the more vocal advocates in Trump administration for giving TPS to Venezuelans. Rather, it's the way the Trump administration went about it that's under review. The Trump administration has bucked the trend, seeking to eliminate protections for more than 300,000 foreign nationals from at least seven countries. Colina took to Twitter after the failed House vote on the TPS bill.browardpalmbeach.com