TPS Recipients Head to D.C., Lobby for Permanent Residence

Haitian recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States are scheduled to be among a coalition of immigrants in Washington, D.C. this month to lobby lawmakers for permanent residence.

The group will be part of “Standing United for Permanent Residency for TPS on Capitol Hill” Jan. 6-8.

Nationals from Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua will meet lawmakers to rally support for family reunification, permanent residence and protection for 300,000 TPS recipients and 275,000 U.S.-born children.

TPS provides protection to immigrants who are unable to return home due to potentially dangerous situations in their native countries, including armed conflicts, natural /political disasters, gang violence, and other extraordinary circumstances.