Grant Temporary Protected Status for Malian Immigrants
  • Petitioned Secretary Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director
Congressional Black Caucus
President of the United States
Illinois
Sen. Mark Kirk
Illinois
Sen. Dick Durbin
Illinois-01
Rep. Bobby Rush

Grant Temporary Protected Status for Malian Immigrants

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      United African Organization

Over the last twelve months, the situation in northern Mali has escalated, with the resignation of the Prime Minister and the inability of the government to respond appropriately to the destructive armed insurgency. 

Over 350,000 people have been displaced and many are unable to meet their basic needs as they struggle to recover from forced evacuations as well as the remnants of a severe drought earlier in 2012.

Given the current situation, deporting hundreds of Malians from the United States would only exacerbate this volatile climate and needlessly place people in perilous situations.

Temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Mali would protect those Malians in the US that need stability until the violence and conflict in their home country subside. TPS would allow those who are eligible to live, work, and study in the United States until it is safe for them to return home. In addition, TPS would enable Malians to provide support and aid to their families and communities, offering relief to those affected.

 

To learn more about the crisis in Mali, listen to our Malian Voices podcast from February 2013. 

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      “Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”

      Robert Fulghum

      “If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”

      Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

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    • Natividad, Jr. Cruz ROUND ROCK, TX
      • 5 months ago

      This is only humane. American animal creature are afforded more humane treatment. Why not human beings!

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    • Erik Nielsen LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO
      • 8 months ago

      The United States has a moral imperative to help these people and has a great opportunity to help its reputation in the region.

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    • ROXANN MENDOZA SNYDER, TX
      • 8 months ago

      cause my soninlaw was ban 10ys ban in november 1 ,2012

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    • Andr01d Marshmellow FRIENDSWOOD, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      The downtrodden should be helped rather than rejected.

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