For Immediate Release //
Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat’l TPS Alliance Announces Launch of “Journey for Justice Caravan” Across the United States
Los Angeles // Nationwide – On August 17th, the National TPS Alliance in collaboration with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) will launch the “TPS Journey for Justice Caravan” which will travel across the country to visit over 50 cities in a span of 12-weeks. The movement to save Temporary Protected Status – a program that protects over 450,000 people from deportations – has grown particularly in response to the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the life-saving program as part of his ongoing attacks against immigrant communities.
WHAT: Launch of TPS Journey for Justice Caravan
WHEN: 11:00am-12:00pm August 17th 2018
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall (200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The caravan will consist of over 50 TPS holders, from various countries that are currently designated TPS – El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Nepal and Somalia – and will join local committees and collectives that have come together to participate in the growing national call to keep families together and fight for permanent legal residency. The goal of the caravan is to lift the collective voices against the termination of TPS, the cruel dehumanization of families at the southern border and against the criminalization of immigrants throughout the United States.
For 12 weeks, TPS families will ride a bus across the country and throughout the way the justice riders will participate in vigils, community assemblies, know-your-rights sessions, forums, roundtable discussions, concerts, demonstrations, leadership-development activities and meetings with political candidates and elected officials.
The TPS Journey for Justice Caravan will launch in Los Angeles on August 17th) at 11:00am and is anticipated to reach Washington DC on October 2018.