WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security expanded the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program to nearly 500,000 Venezuelans.
Latino Victory Project Executive Director Sindy Benavides issued the following statement:
“We are thrilled by the Biden administration’s decision to expand the Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelan migrants who have come to this country seeking a better life. The expansion of TPS comes at a time of immense struggle for migrants, many of whom risked their lives and were subsequently used as political pawns. We applaud the staunch efforts of advocates, lawmakers, and our partners in the immigration rights movement who pushed for this action. This is a victory for nearly 500,000 migrants who will be allowed to legally work, support their families, and find stability in their new home. As we welcome this next step in the right direction, we also welcome our new community members who will contribute to the fabric of our nation and the strength of our economy.”
Latino Victory Project is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.