November 07, 2017

Cortez Masto: Administration Uses Trump Campaign Playbook on TPS

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Trump Administration will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans. TPS has granted safe haven for families, children, and women fleeing armed conflict, natural disasters, and other difficult conditions in their country of origin:

“Ending TPS for Nicaraguans will upend the lives of thousands of immigrant families who have lived and contributed to our country of decades. The Trump Administration’s cruel decision will tear parents from their American children, damage our economy, and threaten the lives of thousands in communities across America. It is long past time that Congress acted with a permanent fix to provide certainty for all those that have fled war, political turmoil, and natural disasters in El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, and throughout the world. I will not stop fighting until the thousands of families threatened by this decision are kept intact and protected from this xenophobic Administration.”