The Bay State Banner - Immigrants Seek City's Support in Securing Status
Friday, October 5, 2018
City Councilor Lydia Edwards met last Friday at City Hall with immigrants whose temporary status and livelihood has been put in jeopardy by both the state and federal government.
About 50 people from across the country whose lives in the U.S. have been placed in uncertainty by President Trump’s recent decision to end the temporary protected status (TPS) of immigrants from countries like El Salvador, Sudan and Haiti, gathered around midday on the fifth floor of City Hall. Representatives from the National TPS Alliance, faith groups and local Latino community organizations were there to ask councilors to join them in lobbying for secured immigration status, and to pressure the state’s legislature to protect their right to hold a driver’s license in Massachusetts, a vital means of income TPS recipients are currently being denied by Governor Baker’s administration.