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Let our voices be heard: “FULL Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines NOW”
1. Email to: Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov
2. or tweet @USCIS:
Message for Acting Director Lori Scialabba:
“Meet with the community and submit recommendation for FULL TPS for the Philippines.”
Los Angeles, CA – At the urging of community members and organizations, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of CD13 authored a resolution to support the granting of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines, in the wake of the unprecedented devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Today, the Los Angeles City Council heard testimony and approved this resolution. Los Angeles is now the third major city to sign a resolution for TPS, after New York City and San Francisco. The resolution also follows on the heels of a letter of support issued by Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti last week.
The Secretary Kerry has finally signed the study and recommendation around TPS for Philippines and has given it to the Department of Homeland Security. The content of the recommendation is not public, therefore it is not known if the recommendation is in favor of full TPS designation. While DHS is still awaiting the recommendation from the USCIS, it is crucial that we the community have our voices heard during this decision-making moment for DHS.