ABSTRACT

S. Prt. 116-15: Playing Politics with Humanitarian Protections: How Political Aims Trumped U.S. National Security and the Safety of TPS Recipients, A Minority Staff Report Prepared for the Use of the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, November 07, 2019   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Since 1990, Congress has authorized humanitarian relief to foreign nationals in the United States who are unable to return to their countries of origin due to armed conflict or natural disasters that would pose a serious threat to their personal safety. Over the last 29 years, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have designated and extended these protections, known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), after carefully weighing and assessing the dangers and the risks facing individuals should they be forced to return to their homeland. Eleven months into the Trump administration, however, the administration abruptly began seeking to end these protections. In particular, the administration's effort to strip TPS from nearly 400,000 individuals from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti would revoke their ability to remain in the United States, setting in motion a domestic and international crisis with grave implications for U.S. national security and severe risks to the personal safety of hundreds of thousands of people."

Report Number:
S. Prt. 116-15; Senate Print 116-15
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Date:
2019
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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