Solages calls for an end to government shutdown and advocates for DACA/TPS
In response to President Donald Trump offering temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients along with other measures in exchange for a permanent border wall, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages, the first person of Haitian descent elected to the New York State Legislature, issued the following statement:
“It’s very disingenuous that President Trump would offer temporary protections for TPS holders in exchange for a permanent border wall. I urge our federal representatives to find a genuine solution to the government shutdown and also advocate for a pathway to citizenship for DACA/TPS holders. We cannot compromise American values with the possible expansion of detention camps or a temporary DACA/TPS extension.
This administration’s initial attempt to rescind the protected status of TPS beneficiaries was malicious, unjust, and adversely affected our interests here in the United States. TPS recipients should have an opportunity to pursue careers and invest in their local communities rather than being forced to live in uncertainty and fear from federal regulations or from court decisions. We will continue to advocate for our TPS recipients from countries like Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nicaragua”
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About Michaelle Solages
Michaelle C. Solages is a Member of the New York State Assembly, representing Twenty-Second Assembly District. She serves as Chair of the Taskforce on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy and first vice chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus. She is a member of the following Standing Committees: Health, Libraries, and Education Technology, Racing and Wagering, Social Services. She is also a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Solages represents the communities of Elmont, North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and parts of Franklin Square.