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For Immediate Release

June 15, 2023

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Erik Villalobos,

BREAKING: House of Representatives Re-Introduces Bi-Partisan effort to Grant Permanent Protections for TPS Holders & Dreamers

(Washington, DC) In a press conference on Capitol Hill today, Congressmember Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) officially announced the re-introduction of the American Dream and Promise Act, a legislative proposal which would provide legal permanent residency for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and other Dreamers.

Today, the legislation has been reintroduced with support from both sides of the aisle. The bill was first introduced in 2019 and was later passed on the floor of the House of Representatives. It was eventually re-introduced and once again passed the House in 2021, after Democrats took control of both the House and Senate. 

In response to this immigration related news from capitol hill, Jessika Girón made the following statement on behalf of the National TPS Alliance: 

“Today’s re-introduction of the American Dream & Promise Act is welcomed by the TPS community. This legislative proposal would bring much needed and long awaited relief to TPS holders, Dreamers, and migrant communities by granting them legal permanent residency. This bill is a direct result of our advocacy and today, we once again announce our support for this legislation.

We are not unaware of the many challenges facing this bill within both chambers of congress, and ask that if congressional leaders are truly committed to protecting migrant families, they must go far and beyond to get this bill passed.

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would be rescinding the Trump era terminations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Nepal, and it would also provide another 18 month extension for beneficiaries of the same countries. Although this news is very welcome and a relief for many of us, it is still from enough.

Unfortunately, since TPS does not grant a green card, these protections still put many of our families in a constant limbo. These last five years have exacerbated the need for permanent protections. As we continue to demand more from the Biden Administration, we encourage congressional leaders to amplify our calls and move this legislation forward.”


The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots immigrant rights organization, advocating towards permanent residency & Equal Rights for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


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