- Sep 19, 2020
The U.S. Catholic bishops labeled the decision by the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status to El Salvadorans as heartbreaking.
Massive migration has prompted the Catholic bishops of Haiti to use their annual Christmas message to make a plea for the country’s future.
Following the decision by the Trump administration to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States, Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, called the decision “deeply troubling” and warned that it would “tear individuals from their loved ones, homes, careers, and communities.”
U.S. Catholics leaders are calling on the Trump administration to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for foreign nationals who are living in the United States as a result of violence, natural disaster, or other extraordinary circumstances. Following a delegation’s visit to Honduras and El Salvador, the U.S. bishops have said that those countries are not safe for individuals to return to and the U.S. has a moral duty to protect them and their families.