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A POLITICO Pro piece by Ted Hesson reports that nineteen state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders today, calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to allow for Salvadoran and Haitian TPS holders to remain in the country. The signers include attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia.
The letter in its entirety can be accessed here, and relevant excerpts follow:
The attorneys general argued that TPS recipients “have become valued members” of their communities and will see their safety jeopardized if they’re returned home.
“Unless Congress acts to protect these individuals, families will be torn apart, our communities will be harmed, and hundreds of thousands of long-time residents will have to return to countries that are not safe or prepared to take them in,” the officials wrote.