Once again, with the announcement of the termination of temporary protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans, the government has continued to deconstruct both the values and the actions upon which our great nation has been built. Rather than showing ourselves to be a nation that is compassionate and welcoming to peoples in trouble, we are showing ourselves to be a nation that xenophobically closes itself in fear of the person in need. Rather than recognizing that our nation's strength has been its welcome of the immigrant and refugee, we are now setting about breaking up their families and sending them and their U.S. born children away into an uncertain future.
This Administration is certifying that the situation on the ground in El Salvador is now safe. While the homicide rate has supposedly improved recently I wonder if they have seen the statistics or heard the reports revealing that El Salvador is presently the most dangerous place in the world to live--more dangerous by far than living in Afganistan or Syria based upon their unequaled homicide rates. In fact, El Salvador’s current homicide rate is six times what is considered epidemic by the United Nations.
This decision is unconscionable! It will make some happy, but its impact will be lived out in the future of many innocent people who up to now were peaceably raising their families and contributing to our country.