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This article was originally published in Miami Herald on January 25, 2016. You can access the original article here: hrld.us/1NxGe3Y.

More than 270 organizations around the country, including Tahirih Justice Center, have signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to provide temporary immigration status to Central Americans fleeing some of the most violent countries in the world for women.

TPS is an immigration benefit that provides protection against deportation to nationals of countries that are designated by the federal government. It means that visitors from those countries, who overstay their visas, and undocumented immigrants from those countries who have arrived without visas can stay legally in the United States because conditions in their homelands are so dangerous that they would be unsafe if returned.

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