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Velázquez Condemns Trump Administration’s TPS Ruling

Velázquez Condemns Trump Administration’s TPS Ruling
November 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the U.S. and delay a decision on the status of 57,000 Hondurans:

            “This is a heartless decision that will rip families apart and inflict harm on some of our most vulnerable neighbors.  These immigrants have lived here for two decades, planting roots in their communities and contributing to local economies.  Abruptly asking them to leave is morally unconscionable and makes for bad policy. I will continue pushing my legislation, the American Promise Act, HR 4253, which would afford these hardworking immigrants Legal Permanent Residence and create an opportunity for citizenship.”