For Immediate Release
January 8, 2018
Washington, DC - In a continuation of the repulsive Trump Administration agenda to evict immigrants, Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador has been terminated as of this morning by the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kristjen Nielson.
“This was Nielson’s first test of humanity for TPS holders and she has disgracefully failed. There are over 200,000 Salvadorans with TPS and ending their legal protection is cruel and inhumane. The 18 month extension is no solace as asking these individuals to stop their lives, that of their children and family is preposterous. All roads now lead to a legislative solution immediately.” - Patrice Lawrence, National Policy and Advocacy Director, UndocuBlack Network.
The UndocuBlack Network understands that the administrative arm of government is blind to facts. Salvadorans live and work across the country with heavy populations in Texas, Florida, California, Maryland and Nevada. There are currently two bills in the House and one in the Senate with the purpose of a permanent solution for the over 320,000 individuals with Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.
The clock is ticking.