Points To The Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans As One of the Many Cruel and Inhumane Immigration Policies of the Last Month
Countdown to TPS Decision Deadline for Yemen and Somalia: 4 Weeks
In an article for CNN, Catherine Shoichet details the many harmful immigration policy changes the Trump administration has enacted in just over one month. Shiochet notes that among those changes is the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Honduras. The Administration has moved toward deporting more than 300,000 legal immigrants — many with U.S. citizen children — from countries like Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti.
Shoichet’s article is excerpted below and available in full here:
“The US ended deportation protections for nearly 90,000 more people. Even though diplomats advised against it.
The Trump administration announced it was ending temporary protected status for about 86,000 Hondurans who have lived legally in the United States since the 1990s. They have 18 months to leave the country or face possible deportation.
On the heels of this announcement, a congressional investigation found that the administration’s decisions to end these protections for Hondurans and more than 300,000 other immigrants went against recommendations from career State Department employees.
What’s next: In July, officials are slated to decide whether to extend TPS for about 1,600 immigrants from Yemen and Somalia.