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Trump’s court victory puts thousands of TPS recipients at risk of deportation in Florida

Trump’s court victory puts thousands of TPS recipients at risk of deportation in Florida

Yesterday, Donald Trump came closer to achieving his radical immigration agenda when a federal court in California overturned an injunction barring President Trump from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 400,000 immigrants from Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end TPS cited Trump’s racist and derogatory remarks about these countries, including calling them “sh–holes,” saying that the administration was  “motivated by its racism against non-white, non-Europeans immigrants.”

In 2017, the Center for American Progress estimated that there are 44,800 TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti in Florida. CAP also estimated that 28,000 U.S.-born children in Florida have parents protected by TPS that are now in danger.  Trump’s war on TPS, a policy that provides safety and protection for those seeking asylum in the United States from dangerous governments and natural disasters around the world, has caused uncertainty and fear for thousands of families in Florida.

Today, Biden for President National Latino Media Director Jennifer Molina released a statement criticizing the 9th Circuit Court decision, saying, “TPS recipients and their families, whether from Nicaragua, Haiti, or any country affected by this inhumane decision, should be assured that Joe Biden will continue to fight for a fair, humane, and orderly immigration system that is defined by compassion, not cruelty.”

Miami Herald: Federal appeals court decision brings Trump administration closer to ending TPS

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