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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Temporary Protected Status Announcement for Honduras

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Commerce, CA, May 4, 2018 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement today in response to the news that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras:

“The Department of Homeland Security is utterly wrong to terminate Temporary Protected Status for 57,000 Hondurans, many of whom have made America their home for many years.  I condemn DHS’s cruel announcement in the strongest terms.  We should be keeping families together, not ripping parents from their U.S.-born children.  We should be strengthening our communities and businesses, not weakening them by removing hardworking TPS holders who love this country.

“Allowing TPS recipients to stay in America is the right choice for our country and our economy.  That is why we must act quickly to pass Rep. Nydia Velazquez’s American Promise Act, so that individuals who have lived in the U.S. under TPS for at least three years who have met all the security requirements will be able to stay in America and pursue a path to naturalization.  Let us bring this critical legislation to the floor and pass it as soon as possible.”

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