Austin, TX — Donald Trump’s mass deportation efforts continue with the announcement that he would end legal protection under the Temporary Protected Status program for over 200,000 Salvadorans.
American Gateways, one of Texas’ largest immigration legal service providers said, “[t]o terminate the TPS program now, without any pathway to remain in the United States, is a betrayal of American values.” [Austin-American Statesman, January 8, 2018]
The average Salvadoran TPS holder in Texas has lived in the state for over 20 years
In Texas, 42,500 children are U.S. citizens who have Salvadoran parents who are TPS holders
Texas Democratic Party Chairman, Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement
“Over 36,000 Texans work, study, and contribute to our state under the Temporary Protected Status program, and this is their home. The cruelty of the Trump Administration knows no bounds. They readily chose to send folks back to a country where they face violence, instability, and separation from their loved ones.”