Nydia Velazquez

Lawmakers want to ensure US safe haven for some foreigners

Following an administration move to send home some Nicaraguans long granted U.S. protection, lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday that Congress needs to find a permanent solution to a program designed to offer certain foreigners a haven from war or natural disasters, and they appealed for the White House to reconsider.

The Trump administration said the temporary residency permit program, which has aided 5,000 Nicaraguans in the U.S. for almost two decades, will end for them in January 2019. A decision about how to deal with a similar program for 86,000 residents from Honduras is expected in July.

"The lives of thousands of law-abiding, hard-working people who...

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