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Extension of TPS for Salvadorean residents is the focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado,” Friday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 1, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2019—Pedro. A Rodriguez, the newly-appointed consul general for El Salvador, and Mardoel Hernandez, coordinator for the National Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Alliance, will be the featured guests on En Sintonía con El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (In Tune with the Montgomery County Council), this Friday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. on Radio America (WILC 900AM). Consul General Rodriguez will share information about the work of the government of El Salvador to obtain an extension of the validity of Temporary Protected Status for current beneficiaries. He also will discuss other topics of importance to the Salvadorean community of Montgomery County. Mardoel Hernandez will discuss the efforts of the TPS Alliance to make the residency status of all TPS beneficiaries permanent. The Trump administration extended the period of validity for Salvadorean residents of the U.S. until Jan. 24, 2021.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.

Video links with a summary of the show are available each week at the County Council's mobile friendly web site at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council .

You can also watch on Facebook Live: @concejodelcondadodemontgomery .

Release ID: 19-345
Media Contact: Lilian Mass 240-426-5561