18/05/04 - STATEMENT FROM CITIES FOR ACTION ON TERMINATION OF TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR HONDURANS
For Immediate Release
May 4, 2018
Cities for Action denounces Trump Administration's decision to terminate TPS for Hondurans, calls on Congress to take action
Cities for Action condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras. This decision will affect 57,000 Honduran TPS recipients who have been granted work authorization and protection from deportation in the United States since 1999. Last week, 26 Cities for Action mayors and county executives issued a letter calling on the Trump Administration to extend Honduras’s TPS designation, citing Honduras’s incomplete recovery from multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Mitch, which killed over 11,000 people and had a devastating impact on Honduras’s infrastructure. As local leaders, it is our responsibility to protect all our residents, and it is inhumane to send Honduran TPS recipients back to a country that cannot safely reabsorb its nationals. We call on Congress to bring empathy and justice back to U.S. immigration policy and pass legislation offering long-term TPS holders permanent protection in the United States.