Listen to Jorge Velasquez describe how Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has helped him and his family in Colorado—and why it's critical for the U.S. to preserve this vital program. Jorge's wife, Araceli, is also in sanctuary, hosted by two congregations, where she has lived since August.
TPS is a provision under which the government grants protection from deportation to people from certain countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions. In the last few months, the Trump administration ended crucial protections for immigrants from three countries. Nearly 60,000 people are losing legal TPS, and hundreds of thousands more may face the same fate in coming months.
- Here's what you need to know about Temporary Protected Status.
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