On 13 January, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released its report, Relief Not Raids: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. To quote their press release, the report “calls for the end of the Obama Administration’s immigration raids and instead expand Temporary Protected Status for these three countries. The report is the first of its kind to estimate how many Central Americans would actually obtain TPS under an expansion and outline the factual and legal basis for the broad use of TPS.”
To read the report, click here: http://www.ilrc.org/resources/relief-not-raids-temporary-protected-status-for-el-salvador-guatemala-honduras.
“Over New Year’s weekend, the federal government apprehended 121 individuals for deportation to the Northern Triangle Central American countries. The ILRC report notes that between January 2014 and September 2015 more than 80 nationals deported to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala were subsequently murdered, according to reports.”