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NY Teamsters Statement on End of TPS for El Salvador

George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, had the following statement on the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador. Joint Council 16 voted to become a sanctuary union last year.

“The end of Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants is just the latest example of our country’s increasingly inhumane immigration policies. These immigrants have been living and working legally in this country for nearly 20 years. They have raised families, bought homes, and contributed to their communities. With the stroke of a pen, they will now lose their legal status and their families will be torn apart.

“Teamsters Joint Council 16 is a sanctuary union and we will do everything possible to support our immigrant members in their time of need and help them protect their families.”