"Martin Luther King's dream is an important landmark in the struggle for justice and human dignity, nationally and internationally. Under no circumstances will we allow the hard-won gains to be rolled back. That is why we are standing here to defend DACA and DAPA and to call on the Supreme Court to take on the case immediately," said African Services Committee's policy advocate, Bakary Tandia, at an Action Week gathering recently organized by The New York Immigration Coalition to call on the U.S Supreme Court to take up the case on immigration relief.
November 20, 2014 was an important day for nationals from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea living in the United States on that historic day, as they woke up to news regarding much-anticipated immigration relief in the form of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS.
Temporary in nature, the grant of TPS for the three countries affected most by Ebola was for a period of 18 months. The initial registration period was from Nov. 21, 2014 to May 20, 2015.
The deadline was extended to Aug. 18, 2015. It requires that an individual is a national from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, that they can document they were present in the US on the day of the designation, which is Nov. 20, 2014, and also that they have been in the US since that time.
Thank you to WNYC, Harper's Magazine and NPR's Alexandra Starr for revealing the horrors of human trafficking in "Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten." The story, which reveals how the demand for college basketball talent has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria, was also heard on NPR All Things Considered and The Brian Lehrer Show, with the print version "American Hustle: How elite youth basketball exploits African athletes" by Alexandra Starr appearing in Harper's Magazine April edition (click here to read the full story).
African Services' dedicated legal team, led by ASC Supervising Attorney Kate Webster along with ASC staff attorney Jessica Greenberg, worked tirelessly to help secure a bright future for Alley Ene.