Calls on Congress to Resolve Both DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Before End of Year Intensify

Calls on Congress to Resolve Both DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Before End of Year Intensify

Rallies from Boston to Nevada Demonstrate Nationwide Support for TPS 

01/08/18 DHS Decision Deadline for Salvadorans with TPS: 28 DAYS

Advocates across the nation want Congress to take action to solve the crisis of 800,000 Dreamers losing their DACA status and to solve the crisis of over 300,000 TPS holders  who have or will lose Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Last week’s actions in Nevada and Boston deliver that message, loudly and clearly:

From the Nevada Independent:

Nevada leaders are intensifying their call for Congress to approve a so-called clean Dream Act 2017, without obligations to fund a border wall in exchange for some 800,000 DREAMers gaining legal residency. They’re also asking for a legislative solution for those protected by the Temporary Protected Status program, which offers legal status to people whose home countries have been hit by natural disaster or violence but is being phased out.

The piece in its entirety is available here.

Similarly, hundreds of Bostonians stepped up for both DACA and TPS, as the Associated Press reports:

The “Defend Our Immigrant Families” rally Wednesday was timed with a larger demonstration in Washington, D.C. and other events across the country. Boston rallygoers were joined by Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Immigrant advocates have been calling for an end-of-year resolution, though congressional leaders suggest the issue might have to wait.

DACA recipients spoke at the rally, as did immigrants living in the U.S. on Temporary Protected Status, another federal program the Trump administration is trying to curtail.

The piece in its entirety is available here.

Source: http://americasvoice.org/press_releases/rallies-for-tps/