EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador:

“Every time the Trump Administration reverses an immigration policy that has allowed hard-working families to find sanctuary, peace and a better quality of life, our nation is taking a huge step away from our humanity and what makes America great,” said Mayor Ted R. Green. “To send nearly 200,000 Salvadorans – thousands of whom are New Jersey residents – back into the belly of what is considered to be one of the most dangerous places on earth is cruel and unusual punishment. Like our country, East Orange is built upon the backs of immigrants who sought the American dream. As a Sanctuary City, we fully support all federal efforts to reverse this decision and to find a more humane one.”