Group [and Congressman Coffman] Pushes To Save ‘TPS’ Program For Immigrants

Article CAIRCO note: 
What part of 'temporary' did Congressman Coffman miss?
Article author: 
Rick Sallinger
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Article date: 
3 September 2018
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Colorado News
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Colorado Republican Congressman Mike Coffman is going against the Trump Administration by trying to allow immigrants on Temporary Protective Status to remain in the U.S.

The status is to allow people from countries stricken by natural disaster or diseases to come in to the U.S. until it’s safe to go back to their home nations...

If there is one family that embodies the immigration issues of today, it is the Velasquez’s. Jorge has Temporary Protective Status, while his wife Araceli is undocumented and living in sanctuary in a Denver church.

They are among thousands who have come from El Salvador to Colorado. We first met Jorge in January. At the time he expressed displeasure he and others could lose their protection and be removed.

“I’m very mad for this because I work here every day. It’s no good,” he said ...

A bus tour called Journey for Justice is traveling the country in support of those from more than a dozen countries in the U.S. on temporary status ...