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Monday, May 15, 2023

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Erik Villalobos,, Martín Pineda,, Ana Alonzo,


Migrant Families to Lead March Calling On President Biden

to Renew & Expand Humanitarian Protections for Central Americans

TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023

Lafayette Square, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (In Front of White House)

10:30 AM EST

(Washington, DC) Next Tuesday, more than 300 members of the National TPS Alliance — including Central American migrants and their families, faith leaders, community advocates, and others — will march from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand that President Biden use his executive authority for migrants from Central America.

They will call on Biden to re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, to designate TPS for Guatemala, and to expand these humanitarian protections for other migrant and refugee groups in need of immediate relief.

The need for presidential action is great, and the time to act is now. Last month, with the support of the National TPS Alliance, sociologist Cecilia Menjivar and economist William Pleites released reports on the troubling social and economic conditions in El Salvador and Honduras. The reports show that these countries are still unfit to receive a massive influx of their citizens from the United States — and that migration out of these countries is likely to intensify as conditions fail to improve, highlighting the urgent need for President Biden to take immediate action.

As the administration prepares for likely surge of migration after the termination of Title 42, the National TPS Alliance is urging President Biden to take more immediate and forceful action to welcome and protect all migrant families affected by ongoing instability in their native countries — not just for those already in the United States, but also for those still hoping to arrive.

What: News Conference, Community Theater performance, and March

When: Tuesday, May 16. News conference at 10:30 a.m. March begins at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lafayette Square, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (In Front of White House)

Who: Members of the National TPS Alliance, Central American Resource Center of Los Angeles (CARECEN-LA), and National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)



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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