For Immediate Release
Cities for Action (C4A) expresses great disappointment in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on Monday allowing the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Sudan to move forward, and opening the path for termination of Nepal and Honduras TPS. This decision has the potential to throw the lives of almost 350,000 individuals into turmoil, placing long-term residents at risk of losing their work authorization and being vulnerable to deportation and separation from their families. Over a third of these TPS recipients are essential workers risking their health to keep our cities and counties running during the COVID-19 pandemic. While TPS remains in effect for Haitians under a separate court order, all TPS recipients and their loved ones need a real solution. C4A urges the Senate to act immediately and provide permanent protection and a pathway to citizenship for TPS recipients by passing the American Dream and Promise Act.