Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration from Cancelling Temporary Protected Status
More than 300,000 Immigrants, including 50,000 from Haiti, Impacted by the Decision
TPS Expiration Dates:
El Salvador, 9/9/2019
Miami, Florida – Marleine Bastien, executive director for the Family Action Network Movement (FANM), issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Trump administration government from terminating temporary protected status, or TPS, for immigrants from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua.
Chen ruled that the government must continue TPS, and employment authorizations for TPS beneficiaries from those countries, while a lawsuit challenging the government's decision to eliminate their protections proceeds.
“This decision is tremendous news. I commend Judge Chen for his courage and thank him for the sign of relief he brought to hundreds of thousands of families, including their American-born children, from the specter of family separation that loomed over them. Make no mistake, the Trump administration’s decision to terminate TPS was based on racism and xenophobia. Our hope is that this decision will hold to allow us to continue our efforts toward a permanent solution for those 300,000 deserving families. These immigrants and their families deserve better and we thank Judge Chen for his sensible decision.”
NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT DESKS: FANM will hold a press conference in reaction to the ruling today, Thursday, October 4 at 11 a.m. More details will be forthcoming
FANM's mission is to empower low to moderate-income families socially, financially, and politically and to give them the tools to transform their communities.