Washington, DC – This week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced that the agency will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan on November 2, 2018. Sudanese immigrants will have one year before they have to leave the United States. Once they return to Sudan they will surely face political and economic instability.
The move is part of the Trump administration’s racist drive to push immigrants out of the country.
Adrian Reyna, Director of Membership at United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said:
“Trump’s decision to terminate TPS for Sudan is cruel and reflects his agenda of pushing immigrants out. Conditions in Sudan remain dangerous with over 600,000 people who have been forced out of the country. TPS has protected some Sudanese families from conflict, drought, famine and food insecurity.
“We stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters from Sudan and insist that Trump’s deportation agents reverse their decision – we cannot be a country that turns its back on people who need refuge.”