ROSEN STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECISION AFFECTING TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 5,000 Nicaraguans who have been protected from deportation in the United States since 1999. TPS grants safe haven in the United States for families and children fleeing armed conflict, natural disasters, and other difficult conditions in their country of origin.
“This administration's cruel decision will upend the lives of thousands of Nicaraguans who have come to America for safety and have been contributing to our communities and our economy for over a decade,” said Rosen. “This will separate parents from their American-born children and endanger the lives of thousands who have fled war, famine, political oppression, and catastrophic natural disasters. I will continue to fight on behalf of the thousands of families threatened by this misguided decision and defend our immigrant communities against this administration.”
BACKGROUND: According to the Center for American Progress, 6,300 people in Nevada are TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Approximately, 5,200 U.S.-born children in Nevada have parents from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti who have TPS. Should the Trump administration refuse to renew status for TPS holders from these counties, Nevada will lose $269.5 million annually in economic activity.