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Stand for Welcome with Migrants and Refugees
A few days before we gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Administration ended Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitians, leaving 50,000 people who live and work in the U.S. without legal status.
TPS status was created to provide protection for vulnerable immigrants whose homeland is unsafe due to war, famine, natural disaster or an epidemic. Haiti, for instance, suffered a devastating earthquake in 2010 that killed over 200,000 people, followed by the 2016 devastation of Hurricane Matthew which caused 35,000 people to become homeless.
Ending this program without a legislative solution would leave thousands of people in limbo, just as the Administration’s decision to end DACA has done.
Call this line three times to be connected with your one Representative and two Senators. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate or House office you request. If you do not know the name of your Senators and/or Representatives, you can use the form at the bottom of this page.Use this as a sample message to give during your call:
I’m [your name] from [your city/state], and I’m calling to urge continued
protection for Haitians while their country continues to recover.
I am very concerned about Haitian TPS holders being forced to return to Haiti.
The country is still struggling to rebuild from the 2010 earthquake and the
hurricanes that followed. Food insecurity, poor sanitation, and the ongoing
cholera epidemic have slowed Haiti’s recovery from natural disasters.I am also very concerned with the family separation that may occur now that TPS for Haitians has been terminated, as approximately 27,000 U.S. citizen children
will face separation from their families.I encourage (Member’s Name) to sign on to co-sponsor the American
Promise Act of 2017, H.R. 4253/SECURE
Act, S. 2144 to provide long-term immigration relief for all current TPS
holders. Our country can do better than this. It is against my values and does not represent
what it means to be an American or a person of faith.”
And of course, feel free to add in your own words!
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