Advancing Justice | AAJC Commends the Biden Administration’s Decision to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Nepal, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan
Mary Tablante 202-296-2300, ext. 0114 firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC commends the Biden Administration’s decision Friday to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 15 months for all current beneficiaries from Nepal, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC issues the following statement:
“We thank the many TPS holders, advocates, and organizations for their tremendous work in advocating for the extension of TPS for TPS holders from Nepal, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan. TPS holders who have been in limbo can finally have the assurance they need to continue to live and work in the United States at least until December 2022. In doing so, hundreds of thousands of TPS holders will be protected from being returned to life-threatening situations and offered continued protection in the United States. We know that this extension comes at a critical time as COVID-19 has worsened the situation in countries with already desperate circumstances, weakened infrastructures, and dangerous conditions.
Although this extension was much needed, we recognize that this is a temporary solution. We call on the Biden Administration and Congress to advance permanent protections and create a pathway to citizenship for TPS holders. We must do more to address the deep inequities within our immigration system.”