Thousands of immigrants from Nepal and Honduras organized a strike after Donald Trump and his administration ended the TPS unfairly. TPS is a program that allowed immigrants to live and work in the United States. The immigrant group also filed a lawsuit in the federal court in San Francisco arguing that the termination of the TPS program was based on racism.
"All the actions of the U.S. President are a manifestation of racism towards non-European immigrants. Donald Trump tried to finish the work of TPS several times, because he wants to get rid of us. Why can't we live and work here?" immigrants told NBC News.
Officials reported on several rallies that are held in different states and cities. The Department of Homeland Security declined to comment on this situation and provide information. By the way, this is not the first lawsuit that disputes the decision of the President and the White House to end the TPS program, which allowed immigrants to work and live in the USA legally. Donald Trump tried to stop a program for immigrants from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Sudan and Haiti last year, but the federal judge in San Francisco banned it. Residents of these countries filed a lawsuit according to which, Trump called these immigrants bad words.
TPS is a special program that allows people affected by war and natural disasters to live and work legally in the United States until the situation improves in their homeland. Despite the fact that this status is short-term, hundreds of immigrants renew it and live in America for decades. Supporters of Donald Trump say that this status should not be renewed and lasted so long.
In 2018, the White House announced that the TPS will be completed for Nepal and Honduras. After a terrible hurricane in 1998, the people of Honduras began to migrate and live in the U.S. under the TPS program. Nearly 15 thousand Nepal citizens came to the Donald Trump’s country 4 years ago after an earthquake. Together, these immigrants have 50+ thousand American children.
"I came to the United States at the age of 9. I have been living here for more than 20 years and do not want to return to my homeland. I built a house and have an excellent career in one of the companies. Why should I refuse it?" said one of the immigrants, who became a victim of the TPS program ending.
Immigrants organize strikes and insist on extending TPS.
"I would like to become president and help all people, who come to the USA," said a girl from Honduras.
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