Somali protections extended 18 months, but others left vulnerable: 'We needed a re-designation'

Campaign Action<p>For the second time this month, the Trump administration has extended—but refused to redesignate—protections for a vulnerable group of …


DHS Announces 18-month Extension of Somalia Temporary Protected Status

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The Trump administration wants more than 400,000 people to leave the U.S. Here’s who they are and why

For nearly three decades, the United States has allowed immigrants from certain countries plagued by civil war or natural disasters to live here until conditions in their homelands improved.<p>Such immigrants entered the country under what is known as Temporary Protected Status. Every 18 months, …

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Rep. Ellison Reports TPS Extended For 18 Months

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Rep. Keith Ellison said that he’s “grateful and relieved” after the Somalia TPS program was extended for 18 months on …


Homeland Security to Decide Legal Protections for 500 Somalis in US

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is due to decide Thursday whether it will extend temporary legal protections to about 500 Somalis who sought …

Homeland Security

US allows hundreds of Somalis to stay until at least March 2020

Nearly 500 Somalis who escaped terrorism and drought will be allowed to remain in the US until at least March 2020, the US homeland security department announced on Thursday.<p>Concerns had been raised that the administration would cancel the temporary protected status (TPS) program for Somalis …


Somalis in US to keep protected status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moved on Thursday to extend the special immigration status of Somalis in the U.S., allowing them to remain …


Documents reveal DHS knew ending protections could cause more, not less, illegal immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration was warned by intelligence analysts that ending protections for hundreds of thousands of Central Americans living in the US would likely drive a spike in illegal immigration. They did it anyway.<p>That intelligence assessment was made public late Tuesday as …


U.S. lets Somali immigrants stay 18 more months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county.<p>Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to …

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Trump administration extends, but does not redesignate, protected status for hundreds of Somalis

A temporary fix.<p>The Trump administration announced Thursday it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali immigrants through the …


Trump administration ignored intel warnings in canceling immigration protections

The Trump administration pushed forward its policy of ending immigration benefits for Central American countries despite advice to the contrary from …


DHS expected to decide by Thurs. whether to extend Somali protected status

500 Somalis are facing uncertainty as they wait to hear whether their Temporary Protected Status will remain in place or whether they have to return …


Minnesota Somalis Wait For Ruling On TPS Program

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — In 48 hours, we’ll know more about what the future holds for local Somali refugees.A government program that gives protective …


TPS termination could become the next child separation crisis: 'The US is all our children know'

Juan Carlos Vidal, a Salvadoran immigrant, has worked his way from kitchen assistant, to opening up four Boston-area restaurants and employing more …


Immigrant advocates fight to save TPS status

Lawyers for the Department of Justice yesterday asked a federal judge in Boston to dismiss a lawsuit alleging­ the Trump administration is …


More U.S.-Born Children Could be Separated from Immigrant Parents

Trump administration wants to terminate TPS status for hundreds of thousands<p>As lawmakers try to find a legislative solution to keep immigrant …


U.S. Decision To End Temporary Immigration Protections Was Racist, Attorneys Argue

Support the news<p>Immigrant rights advocates in Boston federal court Thursday argued the Trump administration's cancellation of a humanitarian program …


Advocates Argue In Court End Of Temporary Immigration Protections Was Fueled By Racism

Support the news<p>At the U.S. District Court for Mass., immigrant rights advocates argued that Trump Administration's decisions to terminate the …


Boston judge to decide whether Trump administration can end immigrants' protected status

BOSTON — Advocates for people living in the U.S. under protected status filled a federal courtroom Thursday as attorneys argued whether President …


Honduran Can’t Get Green Card Despite Temporary Protected Status

A Honduran immigrant who overstayed his crewman visa and eventually married a U.S. citizen can’t get a green card from within the U.S.


Here's How The Trump Administration Could Potentially Separate 200,000 U.S. Born Kids From Their Parents By 2020

In addition to those who've looked to migrate to America in hopes of a better life, Haitians, El Salvadorans and Hondurans currently living in the …


Should Boston allow non-citizens to vote?

1 hour ago<p>The Boston City Council is considering giving legal, non- US citizens the right to vote. On Tuesday, the City Council will hold a hearing …

City Politics

No sign on how DHS plans to handle Guatemala's TPS request

The Department of Homeland Security has made no indication of how it plans to respond to a late June request from Guatemala, formally asking the U.S. …


Boston weighs giving legal, non-US citizens voting rights

The City Council is considering ways to make city elections more inclusive.

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Trump is set to separate more than 200,000 U.S.-born children from their parents

<i>Mark L. Schneider is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former director of the U.S. Peace Corps, and former head of Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID.</i><p>If you think the last few weeks of separating 2,300 children from their migrant parents along the …


DHS Extends Protections For Some Yemeni Citizens

Around 400 Yemenis are still at risk for deportation.<p>The Department of Homeland Security is extending protections for more than 1,000 Yemeni citizens …


Trump administration extends special immigration status for Yemen citizens in US

The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced the extension of a special immigration status for citizens of Yemen living in the United …


Yemen war: White House allows Yemeni migrants to stay in US

<b>The White House has said it will allow about 1,250 Yemenis to remain in the US for at least another 18 months because of the ongoing war in their country.</b><p>The measure, known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), enables the holders to work while in the US.<p>However Secretary of Homeland Security …

Middle East

Trump admin extends protections for Yemeni immigrants but leaves hundreds others vulnerable

As the Trump administration continues waging war on undocumented immigrants, it’s also slowly chipping away at protections for immigrants who have …

Liberal View

DHS extends humanitarian protection to Yemen citizens caught in U.S.

The Trump administration will renew special humanitarian protections for people from Yemen trapped in the U.S. because of the ongoing conflict in …