Protect TPS

UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union urges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Dean Heller, and the Trump Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to individuals from 10 TPS-designated countries which include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. There are over 320,000 TPS holders who live and work in the United States from 10 countries with deadlines set to expire at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018. With a decision for Central American and Haitian TPS renewals expected in November, the Culinary Union is fighting to save TPS and keep immigrant workers in the USA and working legally. “Approximately 5,700 immigrants with TPS designations call Nevada home and have lived in the United States for nearly 10 years. They pay taxes, raise their children who are U.S. citizens, and contribute to our economy,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union – Nevada’s largest immigrant organization. “If TPS were to expire, it would criminalize thousands of current legal workers in major cities and industries overnight. We call on Republicans to renew TPS and not separate and destroy families who have deep roots in the United States.”

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