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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Denounces Trump Administration Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for El Salvadorans

January 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status designation for Salvadorans in the United States:

“The Trump administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 El Salvadorans is the latest in a string of decisions that undermine our economy and tear families apart. In Illinois alone, 1,300 El Salvadorans have contributed millions annually to our state’s economy and raised a generation of young Americans who have witnessed this country’s benevolence to those displaced by natural disasters and violence.  The Trump Administration should not deport people who have contributed to our economy for decades, raised families, and have committed no crimes, even at the same time that conditions in their home country remain perilous.”