The Syrian American Council has been working closely with fellow Syrian-American organizations, as well as a broad and remarkable group of human rights, immigration, advocacy, legal, and faith groups to advocate for the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria ahead of the administration's expected decision on this life-saving program by the end of January 2018.
Groups across the spectrum have worked tirelessly to produce coalition letters, advocacy reports, legal petitions and more. What follows is an attempt to gather all of these resources in a central location:
Legal Petition & Addendum to DHS submitted by Syrian-American organizations: not made publicly available
Legal Petition to DHS submitted by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
"No Safety in a Warzone: Why TPS is Needed for Syria" by CLINIC
Letters to Government Officials
Letter to DHS/State from Syrian-American Organizations and +50 Human Rights, Immigration, Advocacy, and Faith Groups
Letter to DHS/State from American Relief Coalition for Syria and Humanitarian Groups Working on Syria
Letter to DHS from 231 Faith Leaders and 64 Faith-Based Organizations
Grassroots Action and Resources
Sample Script for Congressional Call-In Action & Visual Products by Syrian-American Organizations
#SaveTPS Tweetstorm Social Media Booklet by Syrian Forum USA
Profiles of Syrian TPS-Holders by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Two Pager on TPS for Syria by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Video: Story of Amer by Syrian Community Network
Profiles of Syrian TPS-Holders by Oxfam
Arab News:"Syrians in the US fear deportation if 'protected status' is removed"
Middle East Eye: "Syrians in US fear Trump may end their 'protected status'"
NPR: "Nearly 7,000 Syrians Are Waiting to See If Their Protected Status Will Be Renewed"
Reuters: "Syrians with temporary U.S. protection brace for Trump decision"
The Gazette: "Syrian student at University of Iowa faces precarious future"
The Intercept: "Trump Administration Weighs Whether to Extend Protections for Thousands of Syrians"
The National: "6,900 Syrians in the US face risk of deportation if Trump ends protection"