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For Immediate Release

April 19, 2023

Media Contact 

Erik Villalobos,


NYC Mayor Eric Adams Calls on Biden to Re-Designate TPS for Venezuela and Central American Countries

(New York City) Today, Mayor Eric Adams of New York called on the Biden Administration to re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for migrants from Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and several other countries. The mayor stressed the urgent need for work authorizations for recently arrived migrants in New York and other cities across the country.

In response to Mayor Adams’s plea, Delmy Garcia made the following statement on behalf of the National TPS Alliance:

“Today, Mayor Adams has uplifted the same call we have been making to President Biden since Day One of his administration – he must use his executive authority, the power of his pen, to protect migrants and refugees who need and deserve immediate relief.

 “Temporary Protected Status is necessary to protect migrants who are unable to leave New York and other cities to return to dangerous and unstable conditions in their home countries. The United States owes a profound moral and historical debt to our migrant communities. Its long history of destructive political intervention in our native countries, the constant mistreatment of our people at the border and all over this country, and the economic contributions we migrants have made — and continue to make — through our labor, even in the midst of the pandemic, are fueling our calls for justice. And justice demands protected status and authorization to work.

“TPS is the bare minimum of what this administration must provide for our communities. We need Permanent Residency! We need Equal Rights! But now, President Biden can and must use his executive authority to do what is right and provide relief for those who need it!”

– Delmy Garcia, TPS Holder, New York City Resident, National TPS Alliance


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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