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Voto Latino Denounces Trump Decision to End Protection for 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Trump administration ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, which will force them to leave the United States by September 2019 or face deportation.  

In response, Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino President and CEO, issued the following statement:

“The 200,000 Salvadorans for whom TPS is ending have 190,000 American children. The administration’s decision is an affront to family values and an attack on the livelihoods of American kids whose parents will now be eligible for deportation. The decision seeks to politicize a program that is not political and the administration needs to know our community is closely watching its actions and will not forget them come November. Deporting working families hurts America’s labor force and creates an economic hole in local communities. It tears American children away from their families or forces them to uproot their lives from the only home they’ve ever known. The administration has an obligation to uphold American values and do what is in the best interest of our nation. Speaker Ryan must act immediately and bring a proper and humane bill to the floor.”