CASA, along with three of our members, filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the unconstitutional dismantling of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. TPS was initially granted to Salvadorans living in the U.S. in 2001, and has been renewed 11 times since then. This protection from deportation and ability to obtain work authorization has helped hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans settle into communities, buy homes, and start businesses.

In January, the Trump Administration announced it would be terminating TPS for El Salvador, dismantling the lives of approximately 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. who benefit from TPS along with their families.

The President’s actions and comments make it clear that the termination was based not on a reasoned consideration of country conditions in El Salvador, as required by law, but rather motivated by racial animus and a desire to discriminate against Latinos and immigrants. Such actions violate the fundamental constitutional protections that all persons living the United States enjoy under the Fifth Amendment, regardless of immigration status, and fail to meet the minimal standards prescribed by law for the termination of TPS.

With your support, we will continue fighting for the rights of immigrants across the country and will ensure that this administration’s xenophobic agenda does not continue destroying lives.