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ROSEN STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR THOUSANDS OF SALVADORANS IN NEVADA

January 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status for about 200,000 Salvadorans, many of whom have lived in the country since TPS was first granted in 2001. Last week, Rosen sent a letter urging DHS Secretary Nielsen to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status for Salvadorans, which provides safe haven in the United States for families and children fleeing armed conflict, natural disasters, and other difficult conditions in their country of origin:


“It is unconscionable for this administration to uproot the lives of thousands of Salvadorans who have come to call Nevada home,” said Rosen. “These immigrants came to this country seeking refuge and have built their lives here. For years, even decades, they have worked in our communities, contributed to our economy, sent their children to our schools, and raised their families here. This administration’s cruel decision to end TPS will upend lives and cause unnecessary instability, leaving the lives of tens of thousands of Salvadorans and their families across the country hanging in the balance. I will continue fight this administration's anti-immigrant agenda and will advocate for policies that keep families together.


BACKGROUND: According to the Center for American Progress, 5,700 people in Nevada are TPS holders from El Salvador. Approximately, 3,800 U.S.-born children in Nevada have parents from El Salvador who have TPS. The Trump Administration’s decision could result in Nevada losing $255.3 million annually in economic activity.

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