Linda Sánchez Statement on Trump Decision to End Protected Status for Immigrants from El Salvador

January 8, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end protected status for immigrants from El Salvador:

“President Trump today moved to end vital protections for immigrants escaping warfare, violence, and disaster in El Salvador. Sadly, this is just his latest attack on immigrants in our country. Through the Temporary Protected Status program, the United States has lived up to its role as a humanitarian leader in our hemisphere. TPS has helped hundreds of thousands of immigrant families from El Salvador, fleeing from one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

“What has made our country the shining beacon of hope around the world is our generosity and our compassion for those who seek a better life in America. Donald Trump’s decision is a reversal of decades of U.S. humanitarian and immigration policy. America once opened its doors to these immigrants escaping harm in their home countries, and today we slam the door in their faces. The torch of freedom burns a little less bright today because of Donald Trump’s heartless choice to end TPS for El Salvadorian immigrants.”