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For Immediate Release 

October 29, 2021

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TPS Alliance Response to Recent Statement from Four Democratic Senators

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Massachusetts- In response to a recent statement from Democratic US Senators Menendez, Cortez Masto, Lujan, and Padilla, stating that they “will continue to pull every lever to deliver immigration reform to as many undocumented immigrants as possible this year”, Julio Perez of the National TPS Alliance made the following remarks:

“As they should! The commitment of these four US Senators, who are of immigrant descent, are doing what is expected of them. This is exactly what we have been looking for from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, to take a stand and make clear that they will block passage of any final deal which does not include immigrants. The statement we sent yesterday was a clear message to Democratic leaders, intermediaries and lobbyists who say they speak for immigrants, that no matter what, we will never deviate from our main objective of achieving permanent residency but we will not allow our work to become an obstacle for progress for millions in our immigrant community. As we continue to amplify our message, we are expecting that Democratic leaders, especially those who were elected to office boasting of their parents’ immigrant heritage to either make a commitment to stand with migrant communities, or follow through with the commitments they have already made. The inclusion of immigrants in this deal is a question of political will. We appreciate your willingness to say you will ‘pull every lever’, but what levers are we talking about? Just how far will you go for immigrants?” -Julio Perez, TPS Holder, Executive Committee member of the National TPS Alliance 



The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots immigrant rights organization of over 50 committees nationwide, advocating for the permanent residency of more than 400,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 



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