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TPS STORY

Roxana Nurse, Scientist, Ph.D. candidate

TPS STORY

Roxana Nurse, Scientist, Ph.D. candidate

Roxana is a nurse, teacher, mother, and Ph.D. candidate.

Call Congress

“I have lived in the United States for 32 years. I have a daughter, two boys, a loving home, a career, and a caring community. But right now with TPS under threat, I’m on the verge of losing it all.

In 1990, Congress passed the Immigration Act, granting nationals of certain countries temporary protection from violence or natural disasters affecting them. In 2001, when I was 18, El Salvador was granted TPS.”

“I supported myself as a waitress, but with TPS I have become a nurse-scientist, researching ways to keep our agricultural workers safe as a PhD candidate at Emory University.

Now, I’m also a teacher, training the future generation of nurses who are going to go out there and help patients from all different backgrounds.”

“Without TPS, I won’t be able to care for my patients, patients like Jackson, who despite being in constant pain, always have a smile for me. My students will lose their teacher. My family will lose their breadwinner.

After 20 years of temporary status, it’s time for a permanent solution for Dreamers, TPS and DED holders.

Congress must come together to protect us once and for all.”