TAKE ACTION! Tell President Obama to protect Central Americans fleeing violence
President Obama has the legal authority to protect Central Americans fleeing violence in their home countries.
The President—through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—has the legal authority to designate El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), potentially benefiting 1.2 million undocumented immigrants. TPS provides protection from deportation and employment authorization for undocumented immigrants who cannot be safely returned to their country.
Legal experts aruge that TPS designation would likely be immune to the type of legal challenges that have stalled the President’s expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Congress established TPS as a tool for responding to humanitarian emergencies like those in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle countries.
Take action! Tell President Obama to protect undocumented immigrants and designate El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)