DHS Decision Deadline For 200k Salvadoran TPS Holders 3 Days
Please find HERE the ad, entitled: “Protect America by Working With the People of El Salvador.
This morning, the Washington Times ran a print ad, sponsored by the American Immigration Council, which argues from a regional security perspective in support of extending TPS for the 200,000 Salvadorans in the United States.
The ad, authored by Mari Carmen Aponte, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador from 2010-2016, states:
Today I am concerned that the Trump Administration will undermine [America’s] security if it decides to deny Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to the 200,000 Salvadorans who have legally lived and worked in the United States for nearly 20 years.
Salvadorans, some of the greatest and hardest working people in the world, are working arduously to improve their country, which is rife with challenges. They face terrifying homicide rates—the highest in Latin America—brought on by pervasive drug trafficking, gang violence and extreme inequality. More than 40% of the population lives below the poverty line and the Salvadoran government struggles to create the conditions for success for its people. This toxic combination makes illegal, irregular migration to the United States an option of last resort for many, a reality that undermines our own security interests.