National Faith Leader Denounces Trump Administration’s Decision to End TPS Protections for Migrants from El Salvador

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January 8, 2018

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National Faith Leader Denounces Trump Administration’s Decision to End TPS Protections for Migrants from El Salvador

 

Washington, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security made the decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador. For over a decade more than 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders have lived in the United States. With the Trump administration decision to end their legal status, in less than two years they will be subject to deportation to one of the most violent countries in the world.

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life, issued the following statement in response:

 

“Rescinding the legal status of our friends, families and neighbors is unjust. Over 200,000 Salvadorans have created new lives for themselves in the United States, starting families, forming businesses and worshipping with us. Now they are at risk of deportation from an administration in thrall to white supremacist fear. As a pastor, my faith propels me to call out this moral failure and call all Americans to build a society of welcome. We are calling on the Trump Administration to immediately provide permanent legal status for the Salvadorans and other immigrant communities.”

 

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