WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration agreed to temporarily halt the termination of humanitarian protections for more than 100,000 people from Honduras and Nepal:
“This is welcomed news, but what this doesn’t change, however, is the urgent need for a permanent legislative solution for all TPS holders. The Dream and Promise Act would provide an earned path to citizenship for more than two million people who have been living, working and contributing to this country for decades. Congress should pass this bill immediately.”
Without a permanent legislative solution, more than 100,000 people from Nepal and Honduras will have to make the impossible choice between becoming undocumented or uprooting the lives they’ve built in the United States over many years. These two populations include the parents of more than 50,000 American-born U.S. citizen children. Since taking office in 2017, the Trump Administration has announced the termination of TPS status for 98% of the population protected under this critical program.