crossposted from right truth:
Immigrants not renewing their temporary work permits – holding out for amnesty
It is being reported today that some immigrants are not renewing their temporary work permits because some have the mistaken belief that they will soon be on the path to becoming U.S. citizens, via the Senate’s amnesty program.
Tens of thousands of Honduran and Nicaraguan immigrants nationwide risk losing their legal status in the United States today because they have not renewed their temporary work permits …
With the deadline approaching by the end of today, about half the eligible applicants have yet to apply for renewal. They could lose their jobs and face deportation, jeopardizing the livelihoods of thousands of relatives here and in their homelands who depend on their salaries. …
About 75,000 Hondurans and 4,000 Nicaraguans got the permits, issued under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program, after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. The permits, if renewed, would allow them to live and work legally in the United States for another year. …
In recent weeks, senior Honduran and Nicaraguan diplomats have traveled to cities with large populations from their countries, giving radio, television and newspaper interviews urging people to renew. In Honduras, the government has called upon citizens, through commercials and posters, to urge their relatives in the United States to renew their permits… source
Thank you Senators for allowing thes people and others to “think they will soon benefit from immigration reforms, including a guest worker program and other measures that could pave the way for citizenship”.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.
***NOTE: this is just more evidence that the senate bill needs to be shot down in the house. if this is what is happening before there is an official bill that expands a temporary worker program, i don’t even want to think about what would happen after such a bill was approved. hopefully we won’t have to find out.