MEDIA

Media Statement
November 17, 2021

Contact:     Pablo Stein

pstein@lclaa.org
(202) 508-6989

LCLAA Urges the Biden Administration to
Grant TPS Status to Hurricane Eta and Iota Victims

 

Washington, DC –  As we mark the one-year anniversary of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which devastated over 11 million residents of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, LCLAA is calling on the Biden Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to migrants from these countries. If deported back to their devastated communities, many hurricane victims would have no house or job to return to as a result of widespread flooding and economic collapse. They would also face food and water insecurity and widespread violence.

As Latino, Latina, and allied trade unionists, LCLAA wholeheartedly supports the extension of the current TPS for migrants from these countries beyond the current expiration date of December 2022. TPSiano workers and their families make indispensable contributions to their local economies and communities, and they deserve to live and work without fear of deportation and harassment based on their undocumented status.

You can help advocate for this much-needed policy by sharing content from digital toolkit and by contacting your local representatives in Congress.

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The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1973 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers’ rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, independent unions and all their affiliate unions. Visit LCLAA on the web at www.lclaa.org, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.