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Tuesday, April 20th, 2018
Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018; firstname.lastname@example.org
Plaintiffs in Major TPS Lawsuit Join the Journey for Justice
Phoenix, AZ – Yesterday, the TPS Journey for Justice arrived in Phoenix, Arizona. Outside of the Arizona State Capitol, TPS Holders and grassroots immigrant rights organizations spoke out about the importance of the current fight to protect TPS families and the need to mobilize locally to find a permanent legislative solution.
In a rally, Orlando Zepeda a TPS holder (& plaintiff in a lawsuit against the DHS Secretary) alongside his wife Lorena, and two US citizen children, Lizbeth and Benjamin said the following:
“My entire family is a plaintiff in the lawsuit to prevent the termination of TPS by the Trump Administration. Our family is fighting to stay together. No tenemos miedo. After 30 years of living in this country, I believe we have earned our right to remain.”
Orlando and his son Benjamin Zepeda (14 years old) are both plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s decision to end the TPS program.
On August 17th, over 50 immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS holders or TPSianos), their family members, and other civil rights leaders embarked on a journey across the United States to lift their collective voices against the termination of TPS, against the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of lawfully present immigrants & against the criminalization of migration in an effort to promote immigrant legalization, to promote political equality, and to promote the power of immigrant courage to prevail against Trump’s campaign of fear.
The journey, with events across the country, will motivate local communities to organize and connect in a national campaign to fight for permanent residency and protect TPS families. The #TPSJourney4Justice is a grassroots, bottom-up initiative to strengthen, unify, and elevate the voices of TPS holders, build local alliances and support networks, and establish alignment and solidarity with immigrant communities across the country.
We intend to bring together tens of thousands of TPS holders and allies and invite them to join the fight to #SaveTPS & #ProtectTPS.
For more info go to nationaltpsalliance.org