HF Statement by Josė Calderón, President of the Hispanic Federation, On President Trump’s Rejection of Nepalese Nationals

April 30, 2018 (New York, NY) – Hispanic Federation President José Calderón has issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s rejection of Nepalese Nationals.

“First, Trump came for Salvadorans. Then it was the Haitians, Nicaraguans and the Sudanese. Now, it’s the Nepalese. These are all Caribbean, Central American, African and Asian immigrants who have cruelly had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) stripped from them.

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security ended the TPS status of 9,000 Nepalese people here in the United States. Many of them fled devastation and turmoil after the massive 2015 earthquake in Nepal, where 75% of the infrastructure has yet to be rebuilt. Hondurans with TPS are Trump’s next target.

As a member of the Immigrants – We Get the Job Done Coalition, the Hispanic Federation stands with Nepalese families and all those suffering because of a president who disdains people who don’t match his complexion, who rejects compassion and empathy, and who fails to comprehend that immigrants are at the heart of what make us a great nation.

We urge congressional representatives to correct these wrongs being committed to our families and nation, and pass immediately the American Promise Act of 2017 (H.R. 4253) and the SECURE Act (S. 2144), which will provide a permanent solution for all TPS recipients.”