2017/11/08 - Cities for Action Declares TPS phase-out for Nicaragua “Inhumane,” Calls on Congress to Protect TPS Recipients

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2017

Contact: press@citiesforaction.us

As Trump Administration moves to phase out TPS for Nicaraguans, Cities for Action calls on Congress to pass legislation to protect this community

The Trump Administration’s decision to phase out Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Nicaragua will harm the 2,550 Nicaraguan TPS recipients who call America home—and whom we have known for years as our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. These individuals have deep roots in our communities and cities, and have contributed significantly to our local economies.  Many of them are parents or guardians of U.S. citizen children. To send these members of our communities to a country they haven’t seen in years is inhumane and would bring harm to both our cities and this nation. Cities for Action urges Congress to show compassion and common sense in passing legislation to permanently protect these long-term TPS holders from deportation.