U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses immigration rights activists during a rally calling for “permanent protection for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders” in front of the White house in Washington, USA, 12. February, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg – RC13D2BE4BE0
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fighting for radical reform of immigration law on Donald Trump’s door-to-door.
The rising democratic-socialist-star did not allow it to stop a little rain from participating in a crowd of protesters, calling on the trump administration, the migrants in the country on Temporary Protected Status orders remain permanently.
The freshman Democrat, turned to the crowd and said: “We are here to ensure that all TPS recipients to permanent members, the United States of America.
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“We are fighting for the long-term, principle, and the many years that the people who stay, they built this country, in this country.
“And we are part of the long, long struggle for the people whose hands built this country, honored and respected in the United States of America.”
Ocasio-Cortez remarks drew cheers from the crowd. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., also spoke at the rally and said she hopes the White house will “see the humanity” in the TPS-holder, according to The hill.
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The event was organized by the National TPS-Alliance.
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TPS is a program that allows certain immigrants fleeing armed conflicts or natural disasters – such as those of El Salvador and Haiti – to live and work in the USA for a limited time.