Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status

 

Resolution calls on Congress to pass legislation that will protect beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from deportation

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 2, 2017

Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us

Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the following Sense of the Council Resolution:

Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Temporary Protected Status Resolution of 2017 [PR22-0525]

This resolution, co-introduced by the entire 13-member Council, seeks to encourage Congress to pass legislation that will protect the approximately 300,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status [TPS].

Upon introduction of this resolution, Councilmember McDuffie said:

“Temporary Protected Status shelters people from returning to their countries that are experiencing ongoing armed conflicts, environmental disasters, or extraordinary life-threatening conditions.
The 300,000 people under Temporary Protected Status are our neighbors and community members. They contribute to our culture, as well as contributing approximately $4.5 billion to our country’s economic growth annually. Congress should act so that the 300,000 people living in the United States legally under TPS protection can continue to do so.”

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