Statement from the Central American Resource Center – Los Angeles (CARECEN-LA) Regarding the DHS TPS Revocation for Nicaraguans and Non-Decision for Hondurans
November 6, 2017
Los Angeles, California – CARECEN denounces the Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for Nicaraguans. This decision affects more than 5,000 Nicaraguans who have lived and worked in the U.S. under this protection for more than 18 years. The Administration also stated that they have yet to make a decision regarding Honduran TPS which affects more than 80,000 people. TPS communities lose trust in the Administration’s fair judgment in determining a humane outcome to the more than 400,000 beneficiaries. This partial extension will cost these Hondurans about $43 million in costs for renewal collectively without a guarantee of a positive outcome.
“Other than the exclusion of immigrants that are non-white, there is no logical reason to cancel this program. Nicaraguans have lived in this country lawfully for almost 20 years, they are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants, have massive economic contributions, direct ties to communities in the United States and yet they will be left out in the cold. People with TPS and the immigrant community deserve better. It’s not fair for families to continue to suffer limbo and an uncertain existence.”
For more information, please attend a press conference at 10 AM – CARECEN – 2845 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles CA 90005.
Contact: Alexandra Morales