For Immediate Release: November 1, 2019
Contact: Julia Holladay at [email protected]
TheDream.US Statement on TPS Extension
Washington, DC- TheDream.US is relieved and happy for our over 100 TPS Scholars. The Department of Homeland Security has extended TPS for the following six countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021.
We want to thank all our TPS Scholars, like Noadia a TPS holder from Haiti, who has used her voice to help educate our country’s leaders and community members why this designation is essential for her and our nation; read Noadia’s story here. We hope that during this time, Congress acts and through legislation allows all TPS recipients a chance to get permanent legal status.
“Your voice, your stories, your lives matter, and we are here to support you,” said Gaby Pacheco, director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development. She added, “We will continue to help inform employers about our Scholar’s ability to be employed with their current work authorization that DHS has granted TPS and DACA recipients. Our Scholars have rights and as long as they have a current employment authorization document, they can be employed. We urge the administration to permit TPS holders to keep their work authorization until 2021 regardless of the outcome of any related litigation. Further, we ask the White House and Congress to support permanent lawful residency for TPS holders.”
If you are a TPS or DACA recipient and want to know your worker rights, please see our Employment Rights Guide for DREAMers here.
TheDream.US Scholarship application is currently open and it looks forward to seeing many TPS recipients, who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, apply for our scholarship program.
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 5,000 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC. The organization believes that all young people, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and contribute to the country that they call home.
- Read through TheDream.US Scholar story-bank, featuring powerful personal reflections from Scholars about their lives, journeys, and future goals here
- In Spring 2019, TheDream.US celebrated the graduation of more than 300 Scholars from partner colleges across the country. Watch a video featuring TheDream.US spring 2019 college graduates: here
- This 2019-2020 academic year, TheDream.US provided scholarships for nearly 1,000 DREAMers across the country. A recent story in NBC News, “A scholarship program makes college a reality for undocumented students,” highlights this new class of TheDream.US Scholars, including Lily Alvarado of Georgia and Jorge from Texas.