Donald Trump’s misguided war on “bad hombres” is causing a lot of collateral damage.
Over the past three months, the Trump administration has targeted 250,000 law-abiding, tax-paying immigrants by stripping them of their legal status and turning them into the undocumented immigrants of tomorrow.
By canceling the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a quarter million Nicaraguans, Haitians, Sudanese, and Salvadorans, Trump is making the undocumented immigrant problem even worse in this country. And that’s not even counting the 800,000 immigrants affected by Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
“This administration has now taken away lawful status from more than 1 million people, forcing them to live in the shadows or return to countries that are unstable and dangerous,” Mary Meg McCarthy, executive director of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) said in a statement. McCarthy called Trump’s decision “reckless” and “inhumane….”