Crawford for Congress statement on Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S.
Jeff Fortenberry supports the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel provisional residency permits for 200,000 Salvadorans here in the U.S. The Salvadorans are here under both a law passed during the Bush41 Administration and a decision by the Bush43 Administration in 2001. This decision by the Trump Administration will force Salvadorans who have established a life in the U.S. to return to a violence plagued country with a moribund economy. Many of these people have never even lived in El Salvador. I strongly disagree with this decision by the Administration and Mr. Fortenberry. As a country, we need to live up to the ideal inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”