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For Immediate Release

November 19, 2021

Media Contact

Erik Villalobos,


TPS Alliance Statement on House Passage of Build Back Better $2 trillion spending bill, which includes parole provisions for immigrants

(California) In response to House Democrats’ passing the $2 trillion Build Back Better Plan, which includes a of a 5-year parole status benefiting millions of immigrants who have been in the United States since before January 1, 2011, Veronica Lagunas released the following statement on behalf of the National TPS Alliance:

“We fought very hard to ensure permanent residency was included in this bill, and while a so-called parole status is not what we wanted, we have already said that we will never allow our struggle to be used as an obstacle for advancing much-needed rights for other immigrants. At this point, we cannot tolerate immigrants being left out in the final Senate deal. So our message to Democrats is this: if this is all you can accomplish, get it done. No more broken promises.  No more dividing our community. No more political games. No more excuses.  Get it done now.” -Veronica Lagunas, 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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