June 7, 2021, HYATTSVILLE, MD — In response to the Supreme Court decision on Sanchez v. Mayorkas, immigrant advocacy organization CASA released the following statement from Gustavo Torres, Executive Director:

“Though limited in scope, the Supreme Court decision in Sanchez v. Mayorkas rules against immigrants and will prevent thousands of TPS recipients from getting green cards in the United States. Ultimately, this ruling demonstrates once again the urgent need for legislative reform for immigrant communities in the United States. The immigration laws are broken and all TPS holders, many of whom have lived in the US for decades and have been working as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, deserve a path to citizenship. As a first step, we call on the Department of Homeland Security to immediately redesignate or designate Cameroon, Guinea, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Mauritania, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, The Bahamas, and Yemen for TPS – so that immigrants from these countries can live free from the fear that they will be deported to countries where it is not safe for them to return. We continue to fight for immigration reform and urge Congress to pass HR6. The language in HR6 of 2021, the American Dream and Promise Act, would in fact correct this unfair decision and it is therefore urgent for the Senate to pass HR6.”
With over 115,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall.