To: Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-1), Rep. Angie Craig (MN-2), Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3), Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4), Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7), Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-8), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN-1), an...

Ask MN Legislators to Save TPS

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Congress must pass legislation that will protect people with TPS and allow them to continue contributing to their communities and our economy.

Why is this important?

The Trump administration has put the lives of over 325,000 people who have been living, working and studying legally in the U.S. for years, some for decades, under TPS (Temporary Protected Status) at risk of deportation by terminating their legal status. This means that long-time, valued members of our community could lose their jobs, homes, be kicked out of classrooms and separated from their loved ones. But Congress can stop that from happening.

Minnesota alone is home to thousands of TPS holders from 13 countries, including El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Syria and Nepal. Deporting people from designated TPS countries would negatively negative impact the United States economy. More than 80% of the approximately 325,000 immigrants are tax payers working in crucial industries for the U.S. The U.S Bureau of the Census estimates that 1 in 5 TPS holders have a citizen child and the top occupations TPS holders hold are nursing, psychiatric and home health aides and also 70% of those under 25 are in school which contributes significantly to our society. The United States could see a reduction in its GDP, ‘banks would see defaults in mortgages” and foster care would see a cost increase due to thousands of orphans left behind by the immigrants. It’s a lose-lose-lose scenario.

Tell your member of Congress that TPS must be extended until a permanent solution is in place. Sign this petition, call 1-888-204-8353 & tell Congress to act quickly & #ProtectTPS

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Reasons for signing

  • Let's send Trump back to his family's place of origin instead...hell, I'm guessing.
  • Congress must pass this legislation and stop these assaults on innocent people. Use your brains and think what happens when we lose all of these hard and industrious working people! Think, for heaven's sake, think!!!
  • Compassion is an integral part of good governance. It may be the most important ingredient. Please show your compassion for these people and do the right thing!

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