LANGLEY PARK_  Immigrants who hold Temporary Protective Status will meet with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md) to detail the devastating consequences to their families and communities if President Donald Trump eliminates the work permit program that has allowed more than 330,000 people nationwide to contribute to society and provide for their families despite horrific situations in their own countries.

There are more than 50,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras in the DC metro area alone that could lose their work permits on a rolling basis starting next year.

“This could be a disastrous situation for the area,” said Gustavo Torres, Executive Director for CASA. “Immigrant communities throughout Maryland and Virginia could be devastated.”

A recent study shows that  legal immigrants with TPS from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti contribute a combined $4.5 billion in pre-tax wages or salary income annually to our nation’s gross domestic product.

CASA leaders will also outline several steps that need to be taken to demand action from Congress and other leaders.

WHEN:       9:30 AM, Thursday, August 31

WHERE:  CASA Welcome and Worker Center, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

WHO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA de Maryland, Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol (D-Montgomery County), TPS Holders 

WHAT:       Roundtable Discussion on Immigration and TPS