For Immediate Release
September 8, 2021
Erik Villalobos, firstname.lastname@example.org
TPS Alliance Statement on News of Imminent 15 Month Extension
CLICK HERE to See Yesterday’s Town Hall with Lawyers in Ramos Lawsuit
Nationwide- In an online town hall co-hosted by the National TPS Alliance and Radio Jornalera on September 7, lawyers representing TPS families in Ramos V. Mayorkas shared that the Biden administration has agreed to a 15-month automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), with an official notice from the Federal Register expected to be released at some point this week. While official details have yet to be released, the renewal is expected to be automatic, free of charge, and current TPS holders will not need to re-register.
Because news of this extension has generated considerable interest, Ramos V. Mayorkas plaintiff Cristina Morales made the following statement on behalf of the National TPS Alliance:
“Ironically, anticipation of this news only proves again why we need permanent residency. It is simply unjust for our families to remain in limbo and in the dark about policies impacting our lives. While our lawyers may have reached a frankly long-overdue agreement with the Biden administration, it’s important that people know the 15-month extension will only be official when there is a notice from the federal register. We expect this notice to be released at any moment and we will respond accordingly when it is, but in the meantime, we want to be very clear:
Another extension is far from a victory. To the contrary, it will only double our resolve to persuade congress to give us green cards we deserve, and to persuade President Biden that he should expand the TPS program for every single person who deserves the benefit of its protection.
At this moment, when we are on the verge of achieving a legislative breakthrough, the TPS community will not let its guard down. Our community will accept nothing less than what we deserve. Now more than ever, our fight must continue!”
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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