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March 15, 2021

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Erik Villalobos,



TPS Families Declare a Hunger Strike to Call on Biden & Congress to Grant Immediate Path to Citizenship

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021


11:00 AM EST

Nationwide– On Friday March 19, TPS Families will gather in Washington DC to begin a 40 day hunger strike to pressure the Biden administration and congress to take immediate action on the demands of TPS families, who continue to wait for President Biden to deliver on his promise to fully restore the TPS program and for congress to finally grant a permanent residency for over 400,000 TPS beneficiaries.

From March 19 to April 30, TPS families from across the country will participate in the hunger strike for a minimum of three days and will officially begin just one day after the House of Representatives holds a vote on the Dream & Promise Act, a critical piece of immigration legislation which would provide an immediate path to citizenship for beneficiaries of DACA & TPS.

Throughout the duration of the hunger strike, participants will be in a temporary campaign site in Washington DC, where TPS families will also host weekly press conferences, teach-ins, live musical performances, and hand out educational materials.


Press Conference


Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00AM EST




  • Members of the National TPS Alliance
  • Trabajadores Unidos Washington DC 
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • DC TPS Coalition
  • The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
  • The Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles (CARECEN-LA)



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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