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House Passes American Dream Act Opening Door to Path to Citizenship for Haitian TPS Holders
Immigration & Migration, Latest News, TPS

House Passes American Dream Act Opening Door to Path to Citizenship for Haitian TPS Holders

With the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on July 5, a pathway to permanent residency is slowly becoming a reality. The bill would benefit not just those with TPS, but also those eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and people with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). In total it could impact more than 2.5 million people.

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Progress on permanent residency House bill and federal lawsuits provide little comfort for some Haitian TPS holders
Immigration & Migration, Only In The Haitian Times, TPS

Progress on permanent residency House bill and federal lawsuits provide little comfort for some Haitian TPS holders

Last month, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced a bill that would offer a path to permanent residency for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Enforced Departure and TPS immigrants. On the same day, a Maryland court denied the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that TPS removal was racially motivated, and moved to proceed with the case — a significant win for the Haitian community and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who filed the original suit.

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