Statement on ending TPS status for Central Americans and Haitians

February 8, 2018

Through the recent repeal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans, 46,000 Haitians, and 2,550 Nicaraguans and with 57,000 Hondurans with TPS status waiting in the wings, the Trump Administration has accelerated its attack on family unity and demographic and economic diversity in the United States.

There are currently an estimated 325,000 migrants from 13 TPS-designated countries residing in the United States. TPS beneficiaries have an estimated 273,000 children who were born in the United States.

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