As you have probably heard by now, the Trump Administration has told 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants they have to leave the country.
It’s the latest in a series of attacks on immigrants, which you can read more about in resources in this post and in previous posts (Shameful Statistic Of The Day: U.S. Expected To Only Accept 20,000 Refugees In 2018).
And all these actions will only increase the stress felt by many of our students and their families.
Nearly 250,000 migrants from El Salvador, Haiti Nicaragua and Sudan may be forced to leave the U.S. as Trump ends immigration protection https://t.co/TFuds26nUz pic.twitter.com/Mjlp75t5PR
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) January 8, 2018
Trump’s Latest Immigration Move Could Affect Thousands of Salvadoran Students https://t.co/MT2Mj9T6uG #ELLs
— Education Week (@educationweek) January 8, 2018
‘I consider this my country’: Salvadorans in U.S. devastated by TPS decision https://t.co/riwZUiYTqt
— Dana Hedgpeth (@postmetrogirl) January 8, 2018
Trump admin official, asked whether they’re telling TPS holders to move their 197K US-born kids to El Salvador: “We’re not getting involved in individual family decisions.” https://t.co/bn3ujM7flu
— Dara Lind (@DLind) January 8, 2018
This next article describes in stark terms what many of these immigrants will be facing upon their return:
This story about the undocumented immigrants who are deported to their deaths one of the most heartbreaking and important things you’ll read: “When I am found dead,” she told him, “it will be on your conscience.” https://t.co/Tn704y08tI
— Saira Khan (@sairakh) January 8, 2018
It reminds me of this famous New York headline – just make some substitutions: