Sign the petition: Urge Congress to provide Temporary Protected Status holders with permanent protections amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Congress

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have been on the frontlines of our nation’s response with little to no relief. Every TPS holder deserves dignity, respect, and are part of the social fabric of our country.

Over 131,000 TPS holders are risking their lives as essential health care professionals, meat packaging and food processing workers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, service industry staff, and more. Not only are TPS holders risking their lives, they risk exposing their family members in order to ensure essential services are continuing in communities across the country. They have our back, now it’s time for Congress to show up for them. We must protect TPS holders from deportation and provide a pathway to permanent residency.  

As Congress is preparing to pass another stimulus package, we must ensure they provide protections for TPS holders and DACA recipients. We demand that Congress extend the status of all TPS holders and extend the validity of employment authorization documents for TPS holders and DACA recipients for at least two years, guarantee direct cash assistance and economic relief for all families and workers, and provide language access and medical care regardless of status.

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country and TPS holders support communities by providing essential services, Congress must guarantee TPS holders and DACA recipients’ demands for economic relief, COVID-19 testing, and legal protections.  

Sign the petition: Demand that Congress provide permanent safeguards for TPS holders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participating Organizations:
Adhikaar
African Communities Together
American Friends Service Committee
Alianza Americas
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
CASA
Daily Kos
Family Action Network Movement
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Haitian Bridge Alliance
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
National TPS Alliance
UndocuBlack Network

To: Congress
From: [Your Name]

TPS holders and DACA recipients continue to face additional barriers to accessing justice, healthcare, housing, and financial support. These conditions have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 global crisis. That is why I am calling on you to pass stimulus legislation to immediately protect TPS holders, employment authorization documents for TPS holders and DACA recipients for at least two years, guaranteeing direct cash assistance for all families and workers, accessing to medical care for COVID-19 testing and treatment regardless of status, and providing resources to all immigrants to continue to run their businesses and non-profit organizations.