ALBANY — Greater than 16,000 Salvadorans dwelling in New York could possibly be dealing with deportation below President Trump’s newest “disgraceful and unjust” immigration order, Gov. Cuomo mentioned Tuesday.
Cuomo on Tuesday mentioned he directed entities throughout the state Division of State to extend outreach and communication to residents and communities impacted by the order to make sure they’re conscious of their rights and authorized choices.
Presently, he mentioned, there are 114,127 Salvadorans dwelling in New York, together with 16,200 who acquired federal Non permanent Protected Standing.
Trump on Monday ordered the tip of the protected standing for greater than 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants nationally who got here to America in 2001 after a serious earthquake hit their nation.
Beneath the order, Salvadorans face deportation except they voluntarily go away the nation by Sept. 9, 2019 or Congress steps in to permit them keep.
“After fleeing a horrific pure catastrophe, Salvadorans discovered protected haven on our shores and have known as the U.S. house for greater than a decade,” Cuomo mentioned. “They’ve labored exhausting, paid taxes, purchased houses, and had households — all in an effort to attain the American Dream.”
U.S. Division of Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen mentioned Monday that harm inflicted by a 2001 earthquake within the Central American nation did not justify one other momentary extension. The 18-month delay provides congress time to handle the difficulty, she mentioned.
El Salvador International Minister Hugo Martinez mentioned Monday he’s assured that the U.S. Congress will develop a everlasting repair by September 2019, when Salvadorans will probably be required to go away the nation or face deportation.
The Trump administration had beforehand moved to finish momentary protected standing for these from Haiti and Nicaragua.
“This federal administration’s choice to tear households aside, disrupt small companies, and lead those that have turn into a part of the American material to an unsure future, is disgraceful and unjust,” Cuomo mentioned.
He directed the state Workplace for New People and the Liberty Protection Undertaking, a public-private partnership that provides authorized help to authorized and undocumented immigrants, to interact these impacted by Trump’s order.
Hispanic Federation Jose Calderon in a press release that accompanied Cuomo’s announcement accused the Trump administration of turning its again on “America’s promise to be a haven for these unable to soundly return to their house nation.”
As an alternative of constructing America richer or safer, he warned that ending the TPS program “will harm our financial system irreparably, heartlessly break up households, and destabilize established communities.”
Cuomo introduced anybody impacted by the Trump motion can contact the New People hotline between 9 a.m. and eight p.m. Monday by Friday at 1-800-566-7636. With Information Wire Companies