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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on TPS Termination for El Salvador

Velázquez on TPS Termination for El Salvador
January 8, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding news that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador: 
                “This decision is another cold hearted, disgraceful step by the Trump Administration targeting hardworking immigrant families who have been here for decades, building lives, planting roots and contributing to local communities and economies. 

                 “It is becoming increasingly clear that the Administration’s immoral policies will continue putting vulnerable immigrants at risk, requiring Congress to act on TPS.  Notably, DHS’ announcement calls for Congressional action.  In that regard, I will be working with my colleagues and Congressional Leadership in coming weeks to push my bill, the American Promise Act, which would provide a path to naturalization for TPS recipients.  Where President Trump and the Administration are failing to show moral leadership, Congress must step forward.”

Velázquez is the author of the American Promise Act, legislation to provide TPS recipients with a path to naturalization. The bill has been officially endorsed by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and has 58 cosponsors.

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