DREAMers, along with temporary protected status ("TPS") holders, are fighting for a legislative solution that will allow them to continue pursuing their dreams in our nation while also contributing to our economy.
TPS is a form of temporary humanitarian relief that Congress established, whereby the Attorney General may provide TPS to certain designated countries that are going through catastrophe. This protects those immigrants from being sent back to a place that's highly dangerous or deadly. TPS status is granted for immigrants who were in the United States when their home country was devastated by war, natural disaster, famine, or disease epidemic.
Over 70% of TPS holders have U.S. citizen siblings, spouses, or children, they are following their dreams, rebuilding their lives, and raising families in safety. TPS holders have been living in the U.S. for an average of 19 years, which makes them very much part of the fabric of our nation.