There has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks as members
of Congress are faced with a narrowing window of time to address the
fate of undocumented youth. A critical juncture is today, January 19,
when two-thirds of Congress must sign off on a bill to keep the
government funded through midnight.
The administration announced on January 8 that approximately 200,000 TPS recipients from El Salvador will lose their work permits and protected status in September 2019. This decision follows the recent TPS terminations for Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti. FCNL urges Congress start working immediately to ensure stability for all current TPS recipients and their families.
After Congress voted to fund the government and adjourn for the
remainder of 2017 without passing the Dream Act -- or similar legislation
-- FCNL’s lobbyist on immigration, Hannah Graf Evans, made the following statement.
In early December, FCNL and our partners brought thousands of voices together for a day of action calling for protections for young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. without documentation. Can you donate to strengthen our work to help Dreamers?