ICYMI // For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
Wednesday, April 20th, 2018
Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018; email@example.com
ICYMI – On Friday, the National TPS Alliance launched the “Journey for Justice” – a national voyage seeking to strengthen ties between holders of Temporary Protected Status and grassroots allies across the country. The TPS families on the 12-week trek seek to dispel the myths and lies being used to criminalize and demonize immigrants.
During the launch, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made powerful statements in solidarity with TPS families and called out Trump’s racism.
“Let me start with a message for every TPS holder in Los Angeles,” Garcetti said at Friday’s event. “We will stand with you and we will fight for you. Because Los Angeles is a city where everyone belongs and you belong here at home.”
“[Trump] seems to regularly do things that are racist. His policies have a racist impact…”
Click here for full Los Angeles Times coverage.
In an interview with Telemundo Pablo Alvarado, Director of NDLON said:
“We don’t want TPS families to face the same situation that the thousands of families at the border recently faced — to separate parents from the kids.”
Over 270,000 US Citizen children have at least one parent who is a TPS holder and are faced with the impossible circumstance of choosing to remain with their mothers and fathers or to leave the U.S., the only home they have ever known.
Click here for full Telemundo coverage.
As the #TPSJourney4Justice continues its trek across the country, visit NationalTPSAlliance.org for more details; to receive WhatsApp media updates contact Viridiana at 702-206-2110.