Sen. Chris Van Hollen pushes bill that would provide protection fro TPS holders
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayland Senator Chris Van Hollen is speaking out in favor of temporary protected status holders here in the United States. According to Van Hollen, Maryland has more than 6,000 essential TPS workers in the state who work in industries such as health care, education, and transportation.
He says these workers are vital for both the state and the country’s economy. Which is why he’s working on passing the SECURE Act that would, “Provide protection in security for TPS holders in the United States, and ultimately provide a path to citizenship.”
“This issue is in the courts and fortunately the courts have intervened to at least for now provide protection but we need a long term solution here and that’s what the legislation is all about,” said Van Hollen.
Van Hollen introduced the Secure Act back in 2019 and says he’s hopeful that this legislation will pass after the supreme court ruled in favor of the DREAM act back in June.