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Temporary Protected Status: A Lifeline for Forcibly Displaced People

Join HIAS as we discuss TPS, what HIAS and our partners are doing, and how you can help
4:00pm ET
United States

Event Description

If a natural disaster strikes or civil conflict erupts in an immigrant’s homeland while they are in the U.S., they may find themselves forcibly displaced and unable to return home. For people in this precarious position, Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, often serves as a critical lifeline, allowing temporary reprieve from deportation as well as permission to work in the U.S. Over the past 10 months, the Biden Administration has used this tool to provide relief for thousands of immigrants in the U.S., including Venezuelans, Burmese, Haitians, and Somalis.  

Join HIAS as we discuss TPS, the humanitarian factors underlying the administration’s recent decisions to designate certain countries for the program, and what HIAS and our partners at the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade are doing to help forcibly displaced TPS-eligible immigrants secure legal status.



Rachel Zoghlin
HIAS Associate Director, Pro Bono & Partnerships
Andrew Geibel
HIAS Policy Counsel
Krystina François
Executive Director, Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade