Fil-Am politician seeks more support for TPS

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at May 19 2014 10:05 AM | Updated as of May 19 2014 06:05 PM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – In Hawaii, a resolution to support temporary protective status has been introduced by a Pinoy politician.

Honolulu City Council Member Joey Manahan introduced the resolution after it was brought to his attention by the national chair of U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance Loida Nicholas Louis.

The resolution asks that the Secretary of Homeland Security grant temporary protected status to eligible Filipinos in the U.S. due to Typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan).

The resolution is currently up for a committee hearing next Thursday.

Manahan hopes his resolution will get President Barack Obama’s attention since it comes from his home state of Hawaii.

“It’s always special when it’s coming you’re your hometown, right?” Manahan said.

“We are hoping that the President and his cabinet take notice and give it some consideration. But I’m also hoping other legislative bodies around the nation, other boards of supervisors, other city councils and assemblies support TPS.”