CISPES Slams Decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador

Washington, DC: The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) joins hundreds of religious, human rights, immigrant rights and labor organizations to resoundingly denounce the decision of the Department of Homeland Security to end the Temporary Protected Status designation for El Salvador.

Alexis Stoumbelis, Executive Director, said the following:
“This is a profoundly immoral decision that will harm hundreds of thousands of Salvadoran people and families, as well as the communities in which they live. But it’s clear that this decision has nothing to do with El Salvador, whose government has done everything possible to avoid this humanitarian disaster.

Leaders of both major political parties in the U.S. have expressed support for TPS. Big business interests like the Chamber of Commerce support this program. But the consequences – human or economic – don’t matter to members of the Trump administration.

The White House’s decision demonstrates that all they care about is their dangerous agenda of closing off our country and getting rid of anyone who doesn’t meet their racist definition of a white citizen.

We express our permanent solidarity with the Salvadoran people and our commitment to fighting xenophobia, racism and the deep social harms they cause. We will continue fighting to defend the full rights of every immigrant and for a legislative solution that will guarantee that all TPS holders are able to apply for permanent residency as they deserve the opportunity to do.”

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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