Democrats tell Biden to let Palestinians stay in the U.S. as the Gaza war ... trends now
Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., together with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Was., led a letter of 103 colleagues to the president asking him to grant the Palestinian territories Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and/or authorize Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Palestinians already living in the U.S.
The TPS program allows those from war-torn or crisis-wracked countries to legally live and work in the U.S., but does not give them permanent residency.
It allows nationals from those countries who are in the U.S. and 18-month reprieve and can be renewed indefinitely.
DED prevents unlawful immigrants from such countries from being deported for a designated time period.
Palestinian doctor Hassan Zain al Din, who travels on his bicycle from one makeshift shelter to another to provide treatment and medication to displaced patients
A missile explodes in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike
'In light of ongoing armed conflict, Palestinians already in the United States should not be forced to return to the Palestinian territories, consistent with President Biden’s stated commitment to protecting Palestinian civilians,' the