Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2017 #169
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Jun 26, 2017 5:30 PM

City Council support of the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) Visa program calling on the Department of Homeland Security to continue the TPS program and support Refugees escaping war, natural disasters and crime.

Information

Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Vice Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. ORIGINAL ORDER

Body

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge has historically been a proud supporter of Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants and Refugees escaping war and natural disasters; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) is a form of immigration status that provides employment authorization and protection from deportation for foreign nationals who cannot be safely returned to their home countries; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will consider whether to extend designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for all nationals that currently hold TPS; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Trump Administration is currently deciding whether to terminate the Temporary Protected status of over 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and, most imminently, Haiti; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In light of this Administration’s radical increase of interior and exterior enforcement through executive orders, funding requests, and policy guidance, the continued existence of TPS for these three countries is very much at risk; now therefore be it

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the Cambridge City Council supports the Temporary Protected Status program and is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to continue the TPS program and support Refugees escaping war, natural disasters and crime; and be it further


 

 

RESOLVED:

That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to the Cambridge Delegation Members of Congress, Katherine Clark, Michael Capuano and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on behalf of the entire City Council.

 

Meeting History

Jun 26, 2017 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED