This Bill Would Allow Individuals With Temporary Protected Status And Their Families Who Have Been In The U.S. For At Least Three Years To Apply For Legal Permanent Residency
Nevada Is Home To Over 6,000 Temporary Protected Status Recipients
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act, which would allow qualified Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and immediate members of their family to apply for legal permanent residency. Nevada is home to over 6,000 TPS recipients, most of whom are from El Salvador or Honduras. Senator Rosen recently sent a letter calling on the Biden Administration to continue protecting displaced Salvadorans and Hondurans by redesignating El Salvador and Honduras for Temporary Protected Status.
“Nevada is home to thousands of TPS recipients who came to the U.S. for a better future after fleeing violence and natural disasters,” said Senator Rosen. “In Nevada, these hardworking TPS recipients contribute to our economy, workforce, and communities. This legislation I helped introduce will help give them the peace of mind they deserve so they can continue to contribute to our state.”
Last year, Senator Rosen joined Senate Democrats’ call for immediate, bipartisan action to pass permanent protections for DACA recipients. Senator Rosen has also repeatedly called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.