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For Immediate Release

August 11, 2021

Media Contact

Erik Villalobos,

National TPS Alliance Responds to Senate Approval of Infrastructure Plan 

Boston- In a 69-30 vote, the US Senate has approved a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, paving the way for Senate Democrats’ to begin the budget reconciliation process for the approval of the $3.5 trillion bill which will allocate $107 billion to “lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants.” 

In response to today’s news, Jose Palma of the National TPS Alliance has made the following statement: 

“We have earned the same right to lawful permanent residency as any previous generation of immigrants to this country. It is now time for Congress and the Biden administration to bring to fruition legislation that gives us the equality we deserve. Today we have arrived at a crucial moment in our fight, where the next steps involve drafting legislation to comply with archaic rules in a broken Senate. While that process might be out of our control, we can and must do everything to raise our voices, to demand that our families are heard all across the country and in the halls of congress. We refuse to be used as political pawns, we will not allow ourselves to be left behind, and if given the chance to make the case for our families’ future, we know that we will prevail. Victory is in sight, and we will not blink.-Jose Palma, TPS Holder, Coordinator for the Massachusetts TPS Committee, Spokesperson for the National TPS Alliance


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


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