Sending Office: Honorable Frederica S. Wilson
Sent By:
Jean.Roseme@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor the Bahamas TPS Act of 2019

Cosponsors (82): Adams, Barragán, Bass, Beatty, Bishop, Blunt Rochester, Bonamici, Brown, Butterfield, Castor, Cicilline, Clarke, Clay, Cleaver, Courtney, Cox, Crist, Cummings, D. Davis, S. Davis, Dean, DeGette, DeLauro,
Demings, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Dingell, Espaillat, Evans, Frankel, Fudge, Garamendi, Green, Grijalva, Hastings, Hayes, Jackson Lee, Jeffries, E.B. Johnson, H. Johnson, Keating, Kelly, Khanna, Lawrence, Lawson, Lee, Levin, Lewis, Lofgren, Matsui, McCollum, McGovern,
Moore, Mucarsel-Powell, Murphy, Nadler, Neguse, Norton, Pallone, Payne, Pingree, Pressley, Richmond, Rush, Sablan, Sarbanes, Schakowsky, B. Scott, D. Scott, Serrano, Sewell, A. Smith, Soto, Speier, Suozzi, B. Thompson, M. Thompson, Tonko, Veasey, Velasquez,
Watson Coleman, Wilson

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us as a co-sponsor of the Bahamas TPS Act of 2019, which would designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Bahamas for 18 months.

As you are well aware, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall on September 1 to devastating effect. Dorian is estimated to be the second-most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and ties the record for the most powerful storm to make
landfall, according to the National Weather Service. Roads, airports, communication grids and other infrastructure across much of the Bahamas have been wiped out. 

More than 13,000 homes on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama were either severely damaged or destroyed. Moreover, 70,000 people are currently without food and clean water. The Bahamas faces a long and arduous road to recovery. Taking the humane step of
granting TPS to Bahamian nationals would allow them to work and contribute to their homeland’s recovery. According to the 2017 U.S. Census American Community Survey, there were 32,507 Bahamian-born individuals of various immigration statuses living in the
United States.

We hope you will join us as a co-sponsor of this bill. If you have any questions or would like to be added, please contact Jean Roseme on my staff at Jean.Roseme@mail.house.gov by
COB Friday, September 20, 2019. 

Sincerely,

Frederica S. Wilson
Member of Congress 

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Judiciary

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 4303
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