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Immigration Reform Now: Moving from a Message of Hope to Delivering Promises
In recognition of President Obama’s endorsement of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration system, we ask President Obama to stop immigration raids and other enforcement actions that tear families apart. We urge the President to work with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to lower the Citizenship fee to better ensure that thousands of hardworking members of our society can fully participate in the democratic process. Furthermore, we ask the President to support a law that provides a viable path to legalization for workers and families who have contributed to the U.S. economy for years.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Time for Congress to Act
President Obama and members of Congress have promised to support and address immigration reform. Our current immigration system tears apart families and impedes the growth of our economy. Our country needs a viable path to legalization for workers and families who have played an important role in the U.S. economy for years. We urge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take leadership in working for a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Grant Permanent Residence to Central Americans with Temporary Protected Status
We ask Congress to grant permanent residence to those Salvadorans, Hondurans and Nicaraguans who have been here for over a decade under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and have been living in a legal limbo, constantly worried about the stability of their families, households and lives.
TPS was originally created to offer relief to immigrants facing a time of uncertainty in their home countries. TPS class members are protected from deportation, have work authorization and must abide by the laws of this country. Although the status allows them to remain in the U.S., it is temporary and must be renewed by the administration every 18 months. After each renewal, TPS holders must re-register. This process includes paying all necessary fees, undergoing criminal background checks, filing tax returns, and demonstrating that they are of good moral character.
This constant reauthorization process limits TPS class members’ ability to fully integrate into society. In addition, thousands of mixed status families would be torn apart if the TPS program were to end. It is critical to understand that TPS is not the path towards self-sufficient, stable immigrant communities. Permanent Residency is the only solution to ensure the progress of our families, communities, and nation, and end the uncertainty that thousands of Latino immigrant families are living with every day.
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