IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY

For years, Congress has discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform, yet there has been little progress in advancing legislation that would protect the millions of immigrants living in the United States without permanent residence or citizenship. Over the years some actions have been taken to alleviate the issue including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from certain countries, and the lesser-known Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program that specifically protects Liberian, and now Venezuelan, refugees.

EXPLANATION OF PROGRAMS