WASHINGTON—In response to the announcement that the Trump administration will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement:
“Today’s announcement is sadly just the latest anti-immigrant action by the Trump administration, and likely not the last. This decision will impact thousands of Nicaraguans who have relied on this protection to safeguard them from being deported to a country that is still experiencing extreme violence and instability. TPS recipients are hardworking, contributing members of our society who pay taxes and bring stability to our economy and national security. This decision will hurt not only those who were protected, but our overall society and economy.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.