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ADC to host Congressional Briefing on TPS

Washington, D.CWashington, D.C. | www.adc.org | June 25, 2018 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) will be Co-sponsoring a Congressional Briefing on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen and Somalia. This briefing builds off of ADC’s TPS campaign efforts for Yemen and Somalia. In addition to the briefing and working with Congressional Members, ADC has filed legal petitions filed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. State Department, requesting renewal and redesignation of TPS status for both Yemen and Somalia.

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, ADC will co-sponsor a joint briefing on TPS for Yemen and Somalia. Details for the briefing are:

  • Location: Longworth House Office Building, 9 Independence Avenue SE, Democratic Caucus Room -Room 1416, Washington D.C.
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
  • Speakers:  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, ADC National Board Member Debbie Almontaser, Yemeni and Somali TPS holders, and other important voices.
ADC successfully petitioned DHS for the first designation of TPS for Yemen in 2015 and its re-designation in 2017. The most recent request for the re-designation of TPS for Yemen has been endorsed by over 25 civil society organizations including the CLEAR Project at The City University of New York School of Law, the National Immigration Law Center, Oxfam, Project South, and the Service Employees International Union.

Over the past year ADC has worked tirelessly with coalition partners to advocate on behalf of all TPS holders, and has launched multiple TPS re-designation campaigns. We strongly encourage both Yemeni and Somali TPS holders to share their stories and discuss the positive impacts TPS has had on their lives. It is important that we continue to uplift the voices of the impacted communities.

ADC is working with many community-based groups including the Arab American Association of New York, Undocumented Black Network, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, African Communities Together, and Yemeni American Merchants Association. We thank our membership and our community partners for the continued support.