Renewing TPS status is a reflection of our American values of justice and fairness.

SAVE TPS

Giving a voice to TPSeanos

WHY THIS MATTERS

Before the end of the year the Trump administration will be making decisions on the future of temporary protected status (TPS) designations. This means that the lives of over 250,000 Central American immigrants hang in the balance, some of whom have been residing in the United States for nearly 20 years.

WHAT IS TPS?

- It allows the president to provide temporary legal status to some of the most vulnerable populations in the country.

- Under TPS, people already living in the U.S. may be designated for protection due to civil conflict or natural disasters in their country of origin.

- TPS holders can work legally and may apply to travel abroad as long as the federal government determines that protected status continues to be warranted.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED?

There are currently about 325,000 people on TPS from among 10 protected countries. Nearly 195,000 TPS recipients are from El Salvador, some 57,000 from Honduras, 50,000 from Haiti, and an estimated 2,550 from Nicaragua.

WHAT YOU CAN DO