For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, Kristianr@mifamiliavota.com
Trump Ending TPS For 200,000 Immigrants Latest Reason We Must #BASTATRUMP
Washington D.C. – According to the New York Times Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential to date.
Héctor Sanchez Barba, Executive Director, and CEO released the following statement today in response:
“It is deeply disappointing that the court has chosen to side with the Trump Administration in their unlawful three-year anti-immigrant crusade to strip hundreds of thousands of people — including more than 130,000 essential workers — of their TPS status by upholding the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the program for El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti, and opening the way for the terminations against Honduras and Nepal to move forward.
Let’s be clear: this decision does not impact people’s status this year. This year, TPS holders cannot face deportation, can still get drivers’ licenses and work authorizations are still valid. That means that we still have time to fix this travesty. We will mobilize, we will organize, then we will vote Trump out of office. This November we will say #BastaTrump.”
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