DHS Ignores Our Values, Continues Turning Refugees Away

For Immediate Release: July 5, 2018

DHS Ignores Our Values, Continues Turning Refugees Away

(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after the Trump administration announced the decision on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemeni nationals:

“We welcome the decision to extend TPS for some Yemeni nationals, but not redesignating Yemen as a nation with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a cruel move that will condemn families who fled violence after the administration’s deadline. The US is actively bombing Yemen, and the country’s civil war has displaced more than 2 million people. These families need protection, but instead are faced with a heartless administration focused on making America white again.

We urge Congress to act quickly and find a permanent solution for all the TPS holders being expelled through the administration’s systemic racism.”

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FIRM Admin