New York, NY, October 4, 2018 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reacts this evening to a US District Court granting a preliminary injunction stopping the government from terminating Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador.
Said Hans Van de Weerd, Vice President of US Programs, International Rescue Committee -
"The IRC, and those TPS holders we serve, are relieved by the news from the US Courts this evening. For TPS holders, the decision to cancel these urgently-needed programs, for countries unfit for safe return, meant life or death decisions for families.
"While this is not over for TPS holders, or their children - many of whom are US citizens - this is a welcome decision and a temporary step away from impossible decisions and risk."
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.