First-Ever TPS-forum hosted in El Salvador to Discuss the Future of Temporary Protected Status & Its Impact on Local Communities

For Immediate Release //

June 7, 2018

Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org

First-Ever TPS-forum hosted in El Salvador to Discuss the Future of Temporary Protected Status & Its Impact on Local Communities

 

San Salvador, El Salvador – On Thursday, the National TPS Alliance in collaboration with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network will host the first ever TPS-forum to discuss the imminent cancelation of TPS and its impact on the country. 

The forum will consist of a series of speakers from the TPS alliance, activists and community leaders to discuss the future of the Temporary Protected Status program, the strategy to win permanent residency for all and how to resist Trumps attacks on all immigrants.

“TPS-holders, or ’TPSanos,’ have children, homes and businesses in the United States, and while their basic rights are under attack to an unprecedented degree, the way in which they are defending themselves will strengthen their communities-  both within the US and in El Salvador,”  said Francisco Pacheco, TPS Organizer with NDLON.  “‘It is imperative that all people in El Salvador and the United States to join their efforts.  Complacency would be a grave error.  Government officials, business people, intellectuals and political parties alike should come together to fight for permanent residency and political equality for immigrants living and working in the US.” 

Background:

On January 8th the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status for over 260,000 nationals of El Salvador. Salvadorans are one of the largest immigrant groups in the United States. For over a year, through the courageous work of TPS holders across the United States, the effort to #SaveTPS has grown into a multi-faceted movement led by TPS holders of all designated countries.

In response to the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the TPS program, TPS holders from across the country have mobilized and are currently fighting to #SaveTPS and pass legislation  “The American Promise Act” and the “Secure Act” that guarantees a pathway to permanent residency to TPS holders of all nationalities.  

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