Press Release

AFL-CIO Applauds Redesignation of TPS for Venezuela

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the Redesignation of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

We welcome the news that the Biden Administration has redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela.  As a result, thousands of migrants who fled to this country seeking refuge will have the opportunity to work safely and provide vital support to their families and our nation’s economy. 

TPS is a pro-worker tool that brings much-needed relief to working families and communities at home and abroad. We applaud this announcement and urge the administration to designate and redesignate TPS for all countries destabilized by conflict and disasters.  Unions will continue our work to ensure that all those in our communities are able to live and work with rights and dignity.  

Contact: Steve Smith, 202-637-5018