TPS Holders Deserve Citizenship!
We are confident that this is the year that Congress will pass legislation that gives citizenship to millions, including Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers, and other essential workers. We are hopeful that this can be achieved through reconciliation.
More than 400,000 TPS holders and their families work, pray, live, and have built futures for themselves in this country. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, almost one-third of all TPS holders were essential workers, and have kept America safe and healthy. As our public health crisis continues, TPS holders will remain essential to the nation’s economic recovery, as highlighted in a Center for American Progress report, which explains that putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would result in big economic benefits for all Americans.
Without citizenship, the sacrifices and contributions of these undocumented migrants will remain unrecognized. TPS holders have remained in limbo for years, some even decades, unsure if knowing if their status will be renewed. They live in constant fear of having to return to countries that are unsafe for them and ill-prepared for their arrival.
We will no longer accept temporary solutions for our communities. We urge you to send letters to Congress during this critical markup period and ask them to:
Support Citizenship for TPS holders,
Vote against anti-immigrant amendments during the markup
This is the year to give all immigrants citizenship.