Relief 2 Recovery delegation meets with the State Department in DC

After learning about the need for a positive recommendation from the State Department for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a delegation of the national R2R Coalition met with officials in the State Department last January 23.

The delegation presented them with thousands of petition signatures, copies of organizational support letters from across the US, a legal brief clarifying the standards to be met as defined by the statute, and personal stories from the community.

Afterwards, the delegation met with Phil. Ambassador Cuisia to mark one month since the Philippines' request and to ensure that the Philippine Government has followed up. Damayan was proud to be part of the delegation and to be part of this powerful national movement.