January 10, 2018

Statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett On Federal Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans Living in the United States

“The announcement today by the federal Department of Homeland Security ending Temporary Protected Status for citizens of El Salvador resident in the United States under this program is unfortunate and should be condemned by all people of good will. Even though this would not be effective for 18 months, the action threatens to tear apart communities and families who have put down strong roots here.

"Montgomery County is a welcoming community. This action is the opposite of welcoming. I urge the President and the Congress to work together to craft a sensible solution so that this wholly counterproductive action does not come to pass.”