May 04, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to End TPS for Honduras

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen spoke out against the Trump Administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 57,000 Hondurans – including about 2,000 Marylanders – who have been living legally in the United States for decades. Senator Van Hollen has introduced the SECURE Act, which would allow qualified TPS recipients to apply for legal permanent residency.

“The Trump Administration’s decision to abandon these men and women – who are all living and working in the United States legally – is shameful,” said Senator Van Hollen. “Our country has long served as a beacon of hope across the world, welcoming and protecting immigrants fleeing violence and turmoil. These families are part of our communities – they own businesses and contribute to our economy. They are our neighbors. And they have lived here for years and call America home. I will continue to push back against this Administration’s misguided decisions on TPS, and I urge my colleagues to immediately pass the SECURE Act, which will strengthen our communities by providing these families with a secure future.” 

To read more about the SECURE Act, click