Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Tell President Obama: Temporary Protected Status for Central American refugees

"We're welcoming about 50 new refugees a day at Annunciation House in El Paso. Volunteers are needed, especially those who speak Spanish," said Maryknoll Sister Lil Mattingly in El Paso, Texas.*

The violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and the number of refugees fleeing to the United States – continues to escalate with no end in sight.

On June 9, more than 200 faith leaders sent a letter to President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jey Johnson calling on the U.S. government  to:

  • Grant "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) to refugees in the U.S. who have fled El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
  • Immediately cease detaining and deporting children, families, and individuals from these families seeking protection here. 

Send your own letter to President Obama and Secretary Johnson! Call on them to grant TPS now! 

Let them know that you agree with the faith leaders' words in their letter: "We cannot sit idly by while our Central American brothers and sisters are returned to the very violence that has forced them from their homes."

Take action now!

* Learn more about Annunciation House and opportunities to volunteer and support their life-giving work caring for refugees who cross the U.S.-Mexico border at
Photo: Boy on the Mexico side of the U.S-Mexico border fence in El Paso, Texas.