The lives of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and TPS holders are now at risk. The Trump Administration has repealed DACA, and terminated six TPS designations. Congress must do the right thing and pass permanent protections for both groups.
Temporary Protected Status was established by Congress as part of the Immigration Act of 1990. It grants renewable legal status — which doesn’t include a separate permanent pathway to citizenship but does include the right to work and protection from deportation — to people from designated countries fleeing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary circumstances that prevent them from safely returning to their home countries.
The United States is the only home many Dreamers and TPS holders have ever known. Collectively, they work, pay taxes, own homes, and help the U.S. economy grow. But ending DACA and terminating TPS designations for countries engulfed in war and chaos is not just bad for America’s economy — it could also put the lives of Dreamers and TPS holders at risk.
It’s up to Congress to make protections for Dreamers and TPS holders permanent.
Call Congress today.