The TPS program, which falls under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, has allowed individuals from countries with ongoing conflicts or environmental disasters to work and contribute to the growing economy of the Greater Boston area since 1990. The countries currently under TPS designation include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Nepal, and Yemen. Read more.
Among all US states, Massachusetts has the 7th largest immigrant population, with foreign-born individuals representing 15% of the population in our Commonwealth. A large proportion of these individuals living in Boston are from Haiti (7.6%) and El Salvador (6.3%).
Please join the BTU in signing this petition to call on Governor Baker to do what he can to urge the Department of Homeland Security to extend TPS beyond 2018.
BPS School Highlights
This summer 15 Boston Day and Evening Academy students spent three weeks aboard the schooner Roseway studying climate change, ecology and the ocean as they sailed to Nova Scotia. Check out this incredible 5-minute video about their journey.
And Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry surprised Snowden International basketball players with new sneakers! The student-athletes ran into Curry at an Under Armour store.