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TPS Alliance Applauds Congressional Push for TPS Redesignations for Honduras and El Salvador

Washington DC- On Friday, April 21, 2023, approximately 100 members of Congress signed on and sent a letter to Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken urging the redesignation of TPS for the Central American countries of Honduras & El Salvador. The letter highlights many issues pertaining to environmental disasters in the past years and numerous human rights violations in the two countries.

Members of the National TPS Alliance Released The Following Statement:

“We applaud the efforts of the members of Congress who have made an important call to Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken to redesignate TPS for Honduras and El Salvador. This was a campaign promise from the Biden Administration so we hope this will be a step forward in making this a reality.

The letter mentions “A redesignation of TPS would give the U.S. government an opportunity to engage in diplomacy with the Honduran government and work with civil society groups in the region to address the root causes of migration without creating further instability and volatility.” This is a very important statement at the beginning of a long and historical debt to Central America and its long history of intervention and inhumane treatment of migrants- Jose Urias, Salvadoran TPS Holder & and leader in the National TPS Alliance

“It should be mentioned that this letter has been the result of coordination and effort among various organizations that work for the TPS community, including ourselves as the National TPS Alliance. The TPS Alliance will welcome any form of relief for our migrant communities and as we continue to fight for our long and awaited permanent residency.” -Mardoel Hernandez, Honduran TPS Holder & and leader in the National TPS Alliance


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