Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status given to eligible nationals of designated countries who are present in the United States and who come from some countries affected by armed conflict or natural disaster. Situations, which are often a matter of life and death because of the dangers these individuals will face if returning to their home countries. TPS allows persons to live and work in the United States for limited times. Currently, persons from 11countries are eligible for TPS. TPS has been extended for an additional eighteen months for Venezuelans, from March 9, 2021 to September 9, 2022 because of continuing conditions. Any one needing TPS should read this detailed information. Pro-immigrant leaders, including the USCCB and CLINIC, applauded the decision to extend TPS. See more here.
Biblical roots of migration. Migration is a political and social issue, but Bishop Mario Dorsonville also digs into the biblical reasons for supporting brothers and sisters who are forced to migrate.
Do you want a deep dive into immigration law and policy? This year, Catholic Legal Immigration Network is offering their four-day annual convening virtually. This is an excellent opportunity to learn without the expense of travel. See the details at here.
ICYMI – Pray the rosary during Lent. As you pray the mysteries of the rosary during Lent, and other times as well, remember our migrating brothers and sisters with the rosary for vulnerable migrants populations.
Justice for Immigrants. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sponsors the Justice for Immigrants campaign. Make sure you are not missing out on any of the new materials we are putting on the @USCCBJFI website. See JFI transition documents and the new FAQs on recent executive actions. Go to http://justiceforimmigrants.org, scroll to the bottom of any page and fill out the form.