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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Termination of TPS

Judge Edward Chen

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A federal judge in San Francisco placed a temporary injunction against the Trump Administration's actions to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 300,00 illegal aliens. Judge Edward Chen ruled on Wednesday that TPS recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan would suffer irreparable harm and hardship if the status is terminated.

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Acting DHS Secretary Ends TPS Status for Nicaraguans but Extends for Hondurans; Calls for Amnesty

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The deadline to renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the countries of Nicaragua and Honduras was on Monday. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke decided to end TPS for Nicaraguans but refused to make a judgement on Honduras, which means they automatically receive a six-month extension.

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Sen. Grassley Asks DHS to Review Current TPS Designations

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Today Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter to acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke asking her to review current TPS designated countries to ensure they meet the requirements. Several countries currently in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program will be up for review in the next several months.

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Haiti Needs Skilled Workers, but Many are in U.S. with TPS

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Late last week, Haiti urged the Trump administration to extend its Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for another 18 months before it expires in January. Pres. Trump authorized a 6-month extension for the Caribbean country earlier this year and must make a decision by November. But is TPS actually hindering Haiti's ability to rebuild since suffering a devastating earthquake in 2010 and recent tropical storms?

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DHS Secretary Talks Immigration During Budget Hearing

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Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the department’s FY18 budget and addressed concerns over increasing foreign worker visas, sanctuary cities, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In his remarks, Secretary Kelly made it clear that the Trump Administration would put American workers first and that DHS will enforce federal immigration laws.

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Obama Administration Extends Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and Nicaragua

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson today extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months. The TPS designation, originally granted to Honduras in 1999 and to Nicaragua in 2001, gives work permits and legal documents to illegally-present foreign nationals from designated countries.

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Obama Administration to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Illegal Aliens from Nicaragua and Honduras

Rep. Lamar Smith

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The Obama Administration announced today that it is extending Temporary Protected Status for illegal aliens from Nicaragua and Honduras who are living in the United States. TPS for those nations was supposed to expire in July, but the Administration is extending the deadline for two more years. Rep. Lamar Smith spoke out against the decision.

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Living in TPS Countries Reveals 'Temporary' Program's Weakness

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  by  Caroline Espinosa

I have spent two of the last three years living safely and happily in countries that currently have Temporary Protected Status: Nicaragua and El Salvador. And I have visited a third: Honduras. While these countries have their respective problems, continued TPS is by no means necessary.

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DHS Making Plans to Entice Haitians to Risk Illegal Boat Effort Into U.S.?

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  by  Roy Beck

We are getting conflicting stories out of the Department of Homeland Security that it may be preparing to entice hundreds of thousands of Haitians to try to illegally enter the U.S. and then grant them some kind of legal status and work permits. Here is what we are hearing . . .

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Critics Decry Decision to Halt Deportations of Haitian Illegal Immigrants

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"This is why TPS was created," said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA. "The problem is we have (had) three straight presidents who made a mockery of TPS. They turned it into PPS -- it's a permanent protected status."http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/18/decision-halt-haiti-deportations-decried-door-amnesty/

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New Extension for Liberians in U.S. Is Opposite of Compassionate

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  by  Roy Beck

I'm quoted in Sunday's New York Times as the sourpuss amidst what the headline says are "Liberians in New York ‘Jubilant’ at Expulsion Reprieve." Why would I say that Pres. Obama made a mistake in halting an order for the Liberians to go back home to a country of poverty and high unemployment? The Times quoted me fairly with a two-paragraph explanation, but I need more space to explain why doing something compassionate for these particular Liberians ends up being the opposite of compassionate overall. . . . .