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Engel Calls Administration's Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans "Cruel and Shortsighted"

Engel Calls Administration’s Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans "Cruel and Shortsighted"

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel today made the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States:

“I strongly condemn this cruel and shortsighted decision. Since 2015, Congress has worked in a bipartisan way to help countries in Central America get at the root causes of child migration. In addition to the basic inhumanity of this decision, it’s extraordinarily counterproductive for the President to deport families to El Salvador at a time when Congress is providing resources in the Northern Triangle to discourage children from making the dangerous trek from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border. Rather than follow the lead of Republican and Democratic Presidents alike in extending TPS, the President has chosen to tear families apart.”