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We are standing together to support TPS. Will you?

  • Massachusetts State House (map)

We’re fighting back! 
Rally in solidarity with people with TPS. 
We are standing together to support TPS. Will you?

WHEN: January 10th 2018 at 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: MA State House. 

Centro Presente is organizing a rally in support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will highlight the US-citizen children of TPS-holders who will be affected by the termination of the program. In Massachusetts there are 5,300 US-born children with parents from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS). US children and adolescents will provide their testimonies and be the protagonists of this event. 

Recently the Trump Regime announced the termination of TPS for the 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the United States. We anticipate that similar decisions will be coming from the White House for the 57,000 Hondurans, almost 200,000 Salvadorans, and 50,000 Haitians who are also living in the US under TPS. 

As the result of Centro Presente’s SAVE TPS NOW campaign, the Massachusetts State Legislature passed a bipartisan joint-resolution expressing support of the continuation of the TPS program for immigrants, representing the first of such resolutions passed in the United States.

We have to continue strategizing with sister grassroots organizations around the country in order to fight for permanent residency for people with TPS. 

Ending this program would cost tax payers $3.1 billion, drain businesses of much needed workers, and result in the loss of $6.9 Billion in reductions to social security and Medicaid payments over 10 years. The individuals with TPS living in the United States have provided overwhelming contributions to this country’s economy, and are critical to the social fabric and diversity of our community.

Centro Presente represents over one thousand people who have been renewing TPS with us for the past 20 years. Our activities are part of a grassroots campaign that was launched last January with the full participation of more than 100 TPS-holding members of Centro Presente.