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“Ending TPS status for immigrant students is unacceptable”, according to academic leaders

February 9, 2018

LASA calls on the U.S. government to offer a path to citizenship for Central Americans and Haitians with Temporary Protected Status. Prominent scholars on Latin America agree that ending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the consequences that follow for immigrant students and their families are unacceptable.

Additionally, the academics point out that forcing people to return to El Salvador and Honduras sends them back to countries from which hundreds continue to flee on a daily basis.

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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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