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USCRI Urges the Biden Administration to Redesignate Honduras for TPS

By USCRI January 28, 2022

Vice President Harris traveled to Honduras yesterday for the inauguration of the new president, Xiomara Castro. The Vice President’s visit comes at a pivotal moment for Central America, which is dealing with economic crises, the COVID pandemic, violence, and a related rise in migration.

“If the Administration is committed to its goal of addressing the root causes of migration in the region, it should expand Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans and Central Americans,” says USCRI President and CEO Eskinder Negash. “A redesignation of TPS for Honduras is essential for the stabilization of the country and the success of the new Castro administration.” We urge the Biden administration to issue TPS redesignation for El Salvador and Honduras, and a new designation for Guatemala, all countries that clearly meet the standards for TPS.

Honduras was initially designated TPS in 1998, alongside Nicaragua, due to the devastation of Hurricane Mitch. Since then, multiple natural disasters have prevented a safe return of Hondurans eligible for TPS.

USCRI is committed to ensuring immigrants, refugees, and displaced people worldwide lead safe and dignified lives. We encourage the Administration to show leadership in the region by supporting measures to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.


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