Action Alert: Urgent Call to Renew the Temporary Protected Status for South Sudanese and Liberian in the US!
TPS is a life-saving humanitarian immigration program that protects people from being returned to countries where their lives or freedom might be threatened. Enacted by Congress in 1990, TPS can be designated for a country in the event of war or ongoing armed conflict, natural disaster, epidemic, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. People who have TPS are protected from deportation and have temporary work authorization.
Africa Faith and Justice Network recently sent a letter to over 50 members of Congress, urging them to send a letter to Homeland Security to extend the Temporary Protected Status of those from South Sudan and Liberia. We also asked them to extend the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act to allow Liberian’s immigration status to be extended in the United States.
We seek your solidarity as we advocate for the rights of our brothers and sisters from South Sudan and Liberia. We ask that you participate with us on this issue.
Call the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
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Hello, my name is _________ and I am from (city and state). I am calling to ask you to send an urgent letter to the Department of Homeland Security, asking that the Temporary Protected Status of those from South Sudan and Liberia be extended past March 2019. And if you have not done so already, please co-sponsor the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act introduced to the Senate by Senator Jack Reed and Congressman David Cicilline. Thank you.
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