Attorney General Becerra Blasts Trump Administration’s Decision to End Protections for Salvadorans

Monday, January 8, 2018
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SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans, 49,000 of whom live in California: 

“This is another backwards and reckless decision by the Trump Administration. For nearly two decades, TPS families have lawfully lived in this country and contributed to our communities and economy. They worked hard to build a better America after disaster struck their homeland – a homeland that remains one of the most dangerous places in the world. The California Department of Justice will evaluate all our options to right this Administration’s wrong and support TPS recipients who have worked hard and played by the rules in California. History will not look kindly upon an Administration that turns its back on those who make America strong and a beacon for hope. Nor should it.”

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