NAM Statement on Recent TPS Rescissions

Timmons: “Congress Has a Responsibility to Act and Provide Certainty.”

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the series of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) rescissions by the Department of Homeland Security:

“The uncertainty that immigrants face today increases the urgency for Congress to act on immigration. It is long past time to reform our broken, dysfunctional system and find a solution that protects our borders while providing answers for the immigrant families who call America home and have become our neighbors, our friends and our co-workers.

“The current system means that immigration rules are inconsistent from administration to administration. Congress has a responsibility to act and provide certainty. Families who have contributed to our economy and our communities deserve better than being told to abandon the lives they’ve built here and to leave for a country they may hardly know anymore.

“This nation of immigrants has been made stronger by the generations of newcomers to our shores. The uncertainty that immigrants face today isn’t just a disservice to them; it threatens the future of our exceptional country. Manufacturers call on Congress to act.”


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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