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For Immediate Release

March 4, 2021

Media Contact

Erik Villalobos, evillalobos@ndlon.org

 

National TPS Alliance Responds to Reintroduction of Dream & Promise Act

 

Nationwide– Yesterday, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) officially reintroduced the Dream and Promise Act into the US House of Representatives. The bill would grant a path to citizenship for more than 2.5 million people protected under DACA and TPS.

In response to this news, members of the National TPS Alliance made the following statements

The reintroduction of HR6, which passed the House back in 2019 demonstrates just how far we have come over the years. Before we began lobbying congress and educating the general public about TPS, congressional offices were very much unaware of our stories. Our efforts to speak for ourselves and uplift the profile of TPS has ensured that congress does not ignore the urgent need facing our families.”-Nazareth Jimenez Garcia, Daughter of TPS Holder, Nevada TPS Committee

“There is a growing consensus that both TPS Holders, DACA recipients and agricultural workers deserve green cards immediately, so we expect the House to take swift action to get this bill passed, sent to the senate floor, and then onto the desk of the Oval office. Congress must also continue to push any mechanism which would guarantee our long-awaited green cards at the soonest convenience.”-Veronica Girón, TPS Holder, TPS Committee of San Fernando Valley, CA

“A permanent residency is way overdue for us, and now is the best time to get this done. While there might be legitimate differences among Democrats about the best vehicle to accomplish this goal, I take introduction of this bill as an act of good faith, and I encourage congressional leadership to help President Biden fulfill the promise he made to TPS recipients on the campaign trail.”-Jose Palma, TPS Holder, Massachusetts TPS Committee

 

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The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots organization 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

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