Venezuelan Leaders Join Sen. Van Hollen, Business Leaders, Faith Leaders, and Advocates to Push for Permanent Protections for TPS Designees
MIAMI, FL — U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chief Sponsor of the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and Emergency Act (SECURE Act), will host a conversation with Venezuelan, business and faith leaders, advocates and impacted community members at the America is Home: A Path to Permanence for TPS Holders this Thursday, April 1 at 1 PM EST.
This event will feature live interpretation to Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Media is invited to attend the event. Please register here.
Senator Van Hollen will answer questions about congressional efforts to provide permanent protections to TPS holders. While Americans continue to grapple with the coronavirus crisis, an estimated 650,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders from 12 different nations, including Venezuela, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, are helping to support the nation by serving as essential workers. 64% of voters, vs. 23%, overwhelmingly support granting TPS to immigrants who have been living and working in the U.S. for many years.
The SECURE Act delivers stability and a path to citizenship for TPS and DED families who have built their lives in the U.S. They have homes and businesses, attend schools and places of worship. They are integral parts of our communities. These individuals – as well as their families and communities – had had their lives thrown into limbo when the previous administration made the cruel decision to strip away their legal status. Many of them have been living here for decades and have purchased homes and built careers, and are taxpayers.
When: Thursday, April 1 at 1p.m. EST
Registration link: https://BIT.LY/TPSVanHollen
This event is hosted by CASA, featuring the following co-sponsors: IMPAC Fund, American Business Immigration Coalition, U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Alianza Americas, UNITE HERE Local 355, Family Action Network Movement, and FWD.us.
With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall
The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.
IMPAC Fund is the Florida chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) which promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. For more information go to impacfund.org.