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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

Jan 8, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for almost 200,000 Salvadorans:

“By ending the TPS designation for Salvadorans, President Trump has continued the Administration’s pattern of anti-immigrant actions.  After fleeing their homes following a terrible earthquake, the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans residing in the United States with TPS have been here legally since 2001 and contribute to our economy and society every day.  They are our neighbors, friends, and colleagues as well as the parents of nearly 200,000 U.S. citizens.  President Trump’s heartless and unnecessary decision will tear apart families across the country that have come to call the United States home.”