For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017
In TPS Decision for Sudan Trump’s Administration Continues to Side with White Supremacists
(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after the Trump administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudanese people:
“This cruel action by Trump’s Administration confirms their anti-Muslim sentiments. Nearly 1,000 Sudanese people who have built their lives in the United States for decades, will be sent back to Sudan. These families have deep roots in their communities. They are our friends and our neighbors.
TPS was created to help people facing unlivable conditions from war, environmental disasters and other harmful conditions. Ending this program is not reflective of who we are as a country: compassionate people who believe everyone should have a chance at living a fulfilled life.
We denounce the Administration’s decision and urge them to reverse it and renew TPS for the additional eight countries for the full 18 months. Republicans in Congress need to stand up for what’s right and protect communities with TPS.”