CEUS supporters and clients protested outside the office of Senator Robert Menendez on Sept. 28 to demand Congress help TPS beneficiaries, and joined a similar protest on Sept. 15 outside the office of Senator Chuck Schumer in Manhattan, New York.
The protests were part of an increasing campaign by the National TPS Alliance, working with immigrant groups across the US, to promote the federal legislation, HR6, that would create a path to residency for TPS beneficiaries.
“If I don’t have legal status I can’t work, I can’t drive. I face deportation,” said Elsa Valle, who came to the US from El Salvador 20 years ago, and heads the alliance campaign in New Jersey. “To be separated from my family and children, would be a tremendous blow.”