Revive TPS and DED
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) provide protection from deportation and permission to work for eligible nationals of countries that have been designated temporarily too dangerous for return. Though there are similar programs, TPS is a statutory power while the authority for DND lies with the President. TPS holders are long-time residents of the United States who not only have well-established lives in the United States but have contributed profoundly to our communities.
TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti that call Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia home
Contributions from the TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Trump administration has made an unprecedented attempt to dismantle TPS and DED protections for all designated countries, largely without legal footing. Throughout his tenure, the Trump administration failed to designate, extend, or redesignate various countries whose conditions continue to warrant TPS or DED. Multiple lawsuits against the administration have slowed these efforts. However, in September 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration could move forward to end TPS for over 300,000 people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador.
CASA, united with national coalitions across the country, advocates extending TPS and DED individuals.