Sending Office: Honorable Nydia M. Velazquez
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Letter closes COB July 18

Current House Signers (15): Blumenauer, Cisneros, Clarke, DeSaulnier, Espaillat, Garcia (IL), Larson, McGovern, Holmes Norton, Omar, Pressley, Raskin, Schakowsky, Adam Smith, Vargas


Current Senate Signers (10): Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Hirono, Murray, Markey, Cardin, Smith, Harris, Carper, Klobuchar


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Dear Colleague:


Please join us in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the practices used to manage the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. The letter draws on previous issues highlighted by
Members last year in a bicameral effort aimed at highlighting inequities employed by USCIS and how such inequities
continue despite previous congressional inquiries.  The correspondence asks about methodologies employed on non-designation extensions for countries currently provided TPS by the Department outside of the current preliminary injunction under Ramos v. Nielsen,
the lack of the Department’s use of authority for designations for Guatemala,
 and Venezuela, and the White House’s role in encroaching on DHS’ statutory authority on providing TPS.


The letter is endorsed by a wide variety of immigrant rights groups, and we hope you will consider joining us in this community-based effort.


If you have any questions on the letter, please email Jonathan Martinez at




Nydia M. Velázquez                                                   Chris Van Hollen

Member of Congress                                                  United States Senator