For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021
Erik Villalobos, firstname.lastname@example.org
A week after House approves the American Dream & Promise Act, TPS Families Demand Immediate action from U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, DC –Earlier today, Hundreds of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients; including several who have been participants in a 43 day Hunger Strike to demand Permanent Residency, marched from the DNC to the RNC, to demand that the Senate pass the American Dream & Promise Act.
The event was led by the National TPS Alliance, Adhikaar, Alianza Americas, IAmerica, African Communities Together (ACT), CASA, Florida Immigrant Coalition, FANM, FIRM, Liuna Local 202, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), NAKASEC, Presente.org, Painters Union, SEIU, Working Families United, and 32BJ SEIU.
Rosa Cecilia Martinez of the National TPS Alliance made the following remarks at the Press Conference:
“I am a mother of 2 US Citizen Children and a TPS Holder from El Salvador. I have been a part of the National TPS Alliance for the past 4 years, we sewed the Trump administration, marched in the rain, lobbying congress and travelling the country to keep my family together. Our fight has brought us to this critical moment and for the past 3 days, I have been on a hunger strike led by the TPS community to demand that congress finally delivers on a Permanent Residency now that HR6 has passed the House. We have had several meetings in New York with Senator Chuck Schumer and he told my daughter not to worry, that he will make sure HR6 becomes law. Well today I am here to make sure that he delivers on this promise.”
–Rosa Cecilia Martinez, Salvadoran TPS Holder from New York
The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots organization comprised of over 50 committees nationwide, advocating for the permanent residency of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Yemen