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Immigrants Group Sues Trump for Ending Refugee Program

Haitian and Salvadoran refugees sued President Donald Trump, claiming his administration’s decision to end protections that allowed them to stay in the U.S. was “tainted by racial animus.”

The lawsuit, filed in Boston federal court, seeks to block the administration from ending the Temporary Protected Status program that allowed thousands of people from countries experiencing a humanitarian or environmental crisis to live legally in the U.S.

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Suit: Racism nixed protection for Haitians, Salvadorans


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Centro: President Trump Says NO More TPS For Salvadorians

WBZ’s Yadires Nova-Salcedo talks with Jennifer Hernandez, Community Organizer of the non-profit organization Centro Presente, which is spearheading a campaign in defense of TPS.

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Patricia Montes speaking at City Hall last week | Photo by Sarah Betancourt


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Salvadoran Immigrants and allies rally to fight TPS decision

In response to President Trump’s decision to repeal Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. Immigrant advocacy group Centro Presente organized a rally last Wednesday at Boston City Hall with city and state officials in attendance.

Centro Presente strongly denounces Trump’s cruel decision to take away TPS from 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who have been contributing to the economy across the U.S. since 2001,” said the organization’s executive director, Patricia Montes.

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In Boston, Local Leaders Join Salvadorans To Protest End Of Temporary Protected Status

10-year-old Gabriela Martinez said her mother would have to leave the country if her tempo

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Immigrant advocacy group holds rally at Boston City Hall

TPS holders from El Salvador have until September 2019 to leave the country or obtain a legal residency

BOSTON (WWLP) – Advocates with the organization Centro Presente rallied on Wednesday in support of residents with Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. Activists said that ending the status could tear families apart because many TPS holders have children who are U.S. citizens.

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Children of TPS holders plead for their parents at solidarity rally in City Hall

Yesy Carbajal of Revere spoke at the City Hall rally Wednesday attended by Mayor Marty Walsh and other local politicians.

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'This is our home,' Salvadorans in Boston speak out after Trump administration ended protected status for thousands

I really like going around and exploring the city,” says Pineda, 15 years old. “Seeing what I can take pictures of.”