Nadler & Lofgren Statement On Trump Administration Decision to End Temporary Protected Status For Hondurans

May 7, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 50,000 Hondurans:

“The Trump Administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status for over 50,000 Hondurans is another example of this Administration's reckless disregard for the safety and well-being of immigrant communities. While the original grant of TPS for Honduras was due to the effects of a devastating hurricane in Central America, conditions in Honduras have since worsened. Honduras today has one of the highest murder rates in the world and is afflicted with such violence that record numbers of women and children have fled the country for their safety. Despite these conditions, the Trump Administration has decided to force Hondurans – many of whom have lived in the United States for close to 20 years – to leave their families, their homes, and their businesses, and return to an unstable nation plagued by pervasive violence. Make no mistake, this decision has nothing to do with illegal immigration.  TPS recipients are legal immigrants who will be stripped of their legal status. This decision is a further indication that this Administration's immigration agenda has nothing to do with the 'rule of law' but has everything to do with xenophobia and hate.”

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