For Immediate Release
May 4, 2018
Contact: Karina Martínez | firstname.lastname@example.org | 858/752-1262
Trump Continues Anti-Immigrant Cruelties as GOP Remains Silent
Hondurans join hundreds of thousands of TPS recipients to have protections removed by Trump administration.
Washington D.C. – Temporary Protection Status has been ended for 50,000 Hondurans who were allowed to work and live in the U.S. since 1999.
Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota, Ben Monterroso, issued the following statement:
“Immigrants are suffering unjustly under this administration. The decision to end TPS is part of a series of actions taken to implement Trump’s extremist anti-immigrant ideology. This hurts us at a local level as beloved members of our community are now at risk of deportation, and at a national level as our country struggles to withstand decisions that go against our core values. Our hearts are with the thousands of families whose futures have been cast into uncertainty.
“The Department of Homeland Security has been steadfast in fulfilling Trump’s anti-immigrant vision, at our expense. To add insult to injury, the GOP has allowed this to transpire without any attempt to protect families. As DHS continues to enforce policies that are damaging to our families and communities, we will remain attentive to who is coming to our defense and who remains silent during our persecution. Our greatest response will come during midterms and the 2020 elections. We have the power to vote for representatives who respect immigrants and who share our values.”
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.