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Beyer Statement On Trump Decision To End Protected Status For 57,000 Hondurans

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Washington, May 4, 2018 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Trump Administration that it would eliminate protections for thousands of Hondurans living in the United States:

“Casting out Hondurans from our communities will inflict needless suffering on thousands of TPS-holders and their families without helping anyone,” said Rep. Beyer. “These are our friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and this decision will hurt Northern Virginia. Donald Trump’s sustained attacks on immigrants and refugees will not create jobs or help the economy, they will do the opposite, and more importantly they are deeply wrong.”

Northern Virginia and the National Capital Region are home to a large community of Hondurans, many of whom have held Temporary Protected Status through Republican and Democratic Administrations.

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