Breakdown of TPS Settlement Negotiations Risks 250K Lives, Immigrant Advocates Demand Permanent Protections

New York, NY—Today, news broke that settlement talks for Ramos v. Nielsen have collapsed, leaving more than 250,000 people who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at risk of deportation. The New York Immigration Coalition decries this breakdown of negotiations, and demands that President Biden restore TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua, while also providing a pathway to citizenship.

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

“Today’s news that the settlement negotiations over TPS have collapsed is shocking and disturbing for people and families across our country. TPS has allowed people whose home countries continue to be at risk of violence or climate disaster to raise families, secure jobs, and build futures in the United States. The breakdown of these negotiations threatens to disrupt the lives of more than 250,000 people for no justifiable reason. As President Biden continues to stall on passing meaningful immigration reform, while supporting policy designed to appease conservative voters during midterm elections, he cruelly fails the millions of people he pledged to protect during his presidential campaign. In light of this devastating news, the Biden administration must immediately restore TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua. President Biden must also provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people who call our country home but lack any permanent protections. We can no longer look to the courts for protection as they continually deny relief and relentlessly endanger the lives of immigrants and refugees.”