Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: I am Deeply Pained and Strongly Disagree with Decision to End TPS

Nov 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced they would be ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguan nationals living in the United States after a 12 month phase out period.   

“I am deeply pained by and strongly disagree with the decision to phase out the Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguan nationals living in the United States. They are hardworking individuals who have substantial roots in this country and have made contributions to our society and local economies. With the temporary extension of this program, we also learn of its eventual end. While I remain committed to working with my colleagues to find a permanent, legislative solution, I urge the administration to extend TPS for Haitian, Honduran, and Salvadoran nationals, and to seriously reconsider the decision regarding Nicaraguan nationals.”

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