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Federal Campaign for Immigration Relief

Immigrants that arrive in the United States search for a better life in order to provide for their families. The time is now to support our immigrant community with the ability to study, work and live in prosperity. 

FLIC’s Federal work hones in on blazing a trail for citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people that live, love, and toil  in our communities. We also stand firm against any dangerous legislation or initiatives put forth by federal legislators or the incumbent presidential administration that could threaten or harm immigrants that are currently in our country, migrants seeking asylum at our shores, refugees, people with limited protections such as DACA and TPS recipients, and all others.

Our Federal work includes specific pushes for the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs, expanding the programs, and ultimately carving a path to citizenship for the programs’ recipients.

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TPS (Temporary Protected Status) For Central America

We demand that the Biden Administration redesignate and extend temporary protected status (TPS) for Central America which would directly improve the lives of 300,000 Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, and Guatemalans living in the United States.
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Win Temporary Protected Status (TPS) redesignation and extension for Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, and El Salvador.
Initial designation for Guatemala and new redesignations for Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras.

Why is TPS crucial for our community?

Temporary Protected Status, TPS, is a temporary humanitarian renewable relief program that allows individuals to work in the United States and provides protection from deportation. TPS allows members in our communities to live without fear of family separation, workplace violence and retribution, and more.

TPS allows individuals of a designated country to live in the United States because their country conditions make a safe return impossible. The conditions that allow a country to qualify for TPS are: ongoing armed conflict, natural disaster, or an epidemic; other extraordinary and temporary conditions.

TPS was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress. TPS is a temporary immigration status and does not provide a pathway to citizenship.
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The Peña family has been in the United States for seven years. They made the hard decision to leave Honduras behind, and because of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Eta and Iota, combined with the narco-government of Juan Orlando Hernandez, they are not able to return. Amilcar Peña is an electrician and his wife, Lilian Pacheco, caters food for parties. Their son is 7 years old and their daughter dreams of being a veterinarian, in honor of her uncle who died in 2001.

DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals)

The 5th Circuit’s ruling puts DACA at grave risk. Congress must absolutely take action right now to deliver permanent legislative protections for DACA recipients and Dreamers this year.

Current State of DACA 

After many attacks to gut DACA via the courts, the 5th Circuit Court ruled that DACA is unlawful, however this program is still in place and we continue to fight for DREAMERS everyday. However, if the program ends this will  impact the lives of millions of people across the country and harm communities by ripping away protections from people who are integral parts of their neighborhoods. They are teachers, parents, aunts, and uncles, who have built their lives in the U.S. since they were children. We know that without congressional action this year, the chances of DACA surviving for much longer are significantly lower and the 700,000 DACA recipients will lose their work authorization, lose protection from deportation and have their lives thrown into chaos in the very near future.

We will continue to fight for DACA and hold accountable those who promised to support in the fight for citizenship. Join us!

What DACA Recipients Should Do

In light of the 5th Circuit’s ruling on DACA, it is crucial that current DACA recipients renew ASAP. If it is time for your renewal, please submit those applications while they are still being accepted. https://www.informedimmigrant.com/daca

Congress must absolutely take action right now to deliver permanent legislative protections for DACA recipients and Dreamers this year.
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Multilingual Resources: Process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

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