President Trump and his administration are being unfairly criticized for concluding that a program called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that has allowed 200,000 citizens of El Salvador to legally remain in the U.S. since 2001 is just what its name says – temporary.
Predictably, when the Trump administration announced earlier this month that TPS for the Salvadorans would end in 2019, the left and mainstream media erupted. They contended, in effect, that the president should act without congressional authorization to make what was always intended to be a temporary program permanent.
The Nation published an article headlined: “Trump to 200,000 Salvadoran Immigrants: Drop Dead.” Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., tweeted that the President Trump’s decision “breaks with our country’s moral obligation to care for our neighbors.”
In fact, the president made the right decision, in accordance with federal law. A big reason the American people elected him in 2016 was because he promised to get control of our immigration system as a key part of his America First agenda.
President Trump is following the law. He understands that his most important job is to protect our national…